While details are still scarce about the passing of Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog frontman Chris Cornell last night, a report from Detroit says that it may have been suicide. Clickondetroit reports that he was found dead at the MGM Detroit after his wife called a family friend and asked them to check on the singer.
That friend forced open the hotel room door where Cornell was found dead in the bathroom with something around his neck. Sources said it appears to be a suicide.
This is a developing story.
UPDATE 12:30PM: Billboard is reporting that they’ve spoken with the Detroit police, who confirm that they’re investigating Cornell’s death as a suicide. Michael Woody of Detroit Police Department’s media relations team said that the police had gotten a 911 call at midnight requesting assistance.
“When the units arrived they were met by a gentleman who indicated that Chris Cornell had been found in his room,” Woody said. “When officers went to the room they found Chris Cornell laying in his bathroom, unresponsive and he had passed away. We are investigating it as a possible suicide but we need to wait on the medical examiner to determine the cause and manner of death.”