New details about iconic Soundgarden / Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell’s sudden passing have come to light. According to a report from local Detroit news outlet WXYZ, Cornell’s death appears to be a “possible suicide”.
Here’s more: “Police say Cornell’s wife called a family friend and asked him to check on his well-being. The friend forced opened the door and found Cornell on the bathroom floor, according to police. We’re told Cornell was pronounced dead on the scene.”
Cornell’s rep called his death “sudden and unexpected” at the time that he announced his passing.
In the past, Cornell has stated he was a “daily drug user at 13”. He has gone to rehab but relapsed over the years, according to TMZ.
RIP Chris Cornell. Chris was the most influential singer to me as a writer. I just saw him perform days ago. Completely devastated
— Mark Tremonti (@MarkTremonti) May 18, 2017
Saddened to hear Chris Cornell has passed away. Toured with him he was always a gentlemen to be around. #RIP Grunge pioneer.
— KevinLyman (@KevinLyman) May 18, 2017
Rest In Peace Chris Cornell you were a legend.
— RonnieRadke (@RonnieRadke) May 18, 2017
Very sad news about Chris Cornell today. A sad loss of a great talent to the world, his friends and family. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/BlgxE6cJLH
— Joe Perry (@JoePerry) May 18, 2017
The voice, the range, the look, that dude had it all. #ripchris
— Jamey Jasta (@jameyjasta) May 18, 2017
Cannot believe Chris Cornell passed away…such a huge inspiration to me through out my entire life…heart breaking
— Spencer Chamberlain (@wschamberlain) May 18, 2017
RIP Chris Cornell…. unbelievable to think we just played a show with him a few days ago and now he's gone…. Life is too short.
— LORD SLiME (@FRONZ1LLA) May 18, 2017
Soundgarden’s album “Superunknown” featured the iconic grunge hit “Black Hole Sun”.