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Soundgarden Frontman Chris Cornell Committed Suicide by Hanging: Medical Examiner
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18 May 2017 03:02 PM EST

-by Trista McKenzie, Contributing Writer; Image: Chris Cornell performing with Soundgarden (Image Source: musicisentropy via Wikimedia Commons)

Chris Cornell's cause of death has officially revealed.

According to TMZ, the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office revealed on Thursday that the Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman committed suicide by hanging.

Cornell was 52 years old.

Cornell's body was found in a Detroit hotel room following his performance with Soundgarden. So far, a full autopsy report, including toxicology results, has not yet been completed.

According to the report, Cornell's wife, Vicky, was worried when she could not reach him after the concert, Police discovered his body on the floor of his hotel room bathroom.

Cornell's representative Brian Bumbery initially confirmed the rocker's death in a statement, noting that his passing was "sudden and unexpected" and that his wife and family were shocked.

Cornell was on tour with Soundgarden and had been posting positive messages on social media about the tour hours before his death.

"#Detroit finally back to Rock City!!!! @soundgarden #nomorebullshit," he posted on Twitter on Wednesday evening, along with a photo of the venue that the band was set to play.

This was the musician's final post.

His family has asked for privacy at this time.

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