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.

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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