Get Your Fresh Intelligence Daily


Chris Cornell Hung Himself, Autopsy Reveals

May. 18 2017, Updated 5:45 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email

Chris Cornell's death has been ruled as suicide by hanging, can reveal.

The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office told Radar in a statement, "The Medical Examiner has completed the autopsy on 52-year-old Chris Cornell, the Soundgarden musician who died last night in Detroit. The cause of death has been determined as hanging by suicide. A full autopsy report has not yet been completed. There is no additional information at this time."

Article continues below advertisement

The Soundgarden frontman was found dead in the bathroom of his hotel room at the MGM Grand in Detroit early Thursday morning.

Early reports claimed he'd been found with a band around his neck.

Eyewitnesses said there'd been no indication he was planning to take his life when he performed at Detroit's Fox Theatre on Wednesday night.

Story developing.

We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for Email us at, or call us at 800-344-9598 any time, day or night.


© Copyright 2021 Radar Media Group LLC. Radar and RadarOnline are registered trademarks. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.