Detroit Police: Chris Cornell’s Death A “Possible Suicide”

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.

Cornell and Soundgarden had performed in Detroit on Wednesday night and was tentatively scheduled to perform in Columbus on Friday at the Rock on the Range festival.
Tributes to Cornell began pouring in immediately from the rock and metal community, as well as from public figures around the world.

Soundgarden’s album “Superunknown” featured the iconic grunge hit “Black Hole Sun”.