Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell, sent out a tweet before his sold out show last night saying, ‘Finally back to Rock City’.
— Chris Cornell (@chriscornell) May 18, 2017
But not long after the show, he was found dead in his hotel room at MGM Grand, where hung himself. Chris Cornell was 52 years old.
Cornell was found unresponsive on a bathroom floor of a hotel room at MGM Grand in Detroit Thursday morning. Cornell’s wife had called a body guard to check in on her husband. We’re told Cornell hung up on his wife around 11:35 p.m. and she was concerned. The body guard forced opened the hotel room door and found Cornell unresponsive on the bathroom floor just after midnight. A doctor at the hotel pronounced him dead.
Later on Thursday, the Wayne County Medical Examiner ruled the cause for Cornell’s death hanging by suicide.
Weird. Sad. Unbelievable.
Perhaps fitting, Cornell’s cover of Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares to You.’
My favorite song by Soundgarden, ‘Jesus Christ Pose’, recorded by a fan last night at the Fox.
Chris Cornell, RIP.