Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell has sadly taken his life after a concert.
Hours after he played in Detroit, paramedics rushed to his room at the MGM Grand hotel.
A police spokeswoman told media officers were called to Cornell’s hotel around midnight by a friend of the musician and found Cornell “laying in his bathroom, unresponsive and he had passed away.”
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“The cause of death has been determined as suicide” the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office said in a statement.
Hours before his death, Cornell shared on his Facebook page the band’s song ‘By Crooked Steps’ with the caption: “I’m the shape of the hole/Inside your heart.”
In a final tweet hours before his death, Cornell told his 1.88 million followers of his excitement at being in Detroit to perform.
— Chris Cornell (@chriscornell) May 18, 2017
Cornell had battled with substance abuse for many years, but had claimed to have been sober for more than a decade.
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