The Detroit Free Press reported that Detroit police social media manager Dontae Freeman said Cornell was found dead in a hotel room at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel with "a band around his neck." The Detroit News cited Freeman in a similar report.

DETROIT — A medical examiner has determined that Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell killed himself by hanging in a Detroit hotel room following a concert.

 

A full autopsy report was not yet completed Thursday afternoon.

 

Two Detroit newspapers had earlier cited a police spokesman Cornell was found with "a band around his neck."

 

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OBITUARY: Soundgarden, Audioslave singer Chris Cornell dies at 52

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A different Detroit Police spokesman, Michael Woody, told The Associated Press Thursday that he could not confirm that Cornell died with a band around his neck.

 

The Detroit Free Press reported that Detroit police social media manager Dontae Freeman said Cornell was found dead in a hotel room at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel with "a band around his neck." The Detroit News cited Freeman in a similar report.

 

The 52-year-old Cornell had just performed with Soundgarden at Detroit's Fox Theatre.