Chris Cornell: Soundgarden star dead may be actually suicide

Chris Cornell died shortly after playing a concert with Soundgarden in Detroit on Wednesday evening.

Chris Cornell – the lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave – died Wednesday night in Detroit aged 52, according to his representative.

According to a spokesman he was found on the bathroom floor, the medical unit were called and he was pronounced dead on scene.

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Chris Cornell the leader of Soundgarden

The singer’s family have asked for privacy while they work with a medical examiner to determine the cause. Tributes to Cornell have flooded social media, paying respect, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry calling it “A sad loss of a great talent to the world”.

Detroit police say death of singer, who helped take the grunge sound of the 1990s into the mainstream, is being treated as a possible suicide.

Cornell was found dead in the bathroom of his room at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel, after Cornell’s wife asked a family friend to check up on him. Detroit police spokesman Michael Woody told Associated Press that the death was being treated as a possible suicide.

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