Chris Cornell's Cause Of Death Confirmed As Suicide; His Unreleased Songs To Be Revealed

By Shor M. Rae , May 19, 2017 08:17 AM EDT

The world was shocked when news of Chris Cornell’s death was reported. Fans have mourned and grew sadder when an autopsy revealed that the singer’s cause of death was a suspected suicide.

Chris Cornell Cause Of Death Finally Determined

Singer Chris Cornell was found dead on May 17 in the bathroom of his hotel room in MGM Grand Detroit. He was in the city to perform with Soundgarden at a show that was held at the Fox Theatre. He was reportedly found in the bathroom after his performance and the medical units that arrived at the scene pronounced him dead.

When news of his death was reported, the cause of his death was still not determined. But after an unfinished autopsy, the coroner confirms that Cornell died of suicide by hanging. There was apparently a band around his neck when he was found in his hotel room’s bathroom and markings were reportedly left on his neck.

Chris Cornell's Unreleased Songs To Be Unveiled

To commemorate Cornell's life, his last performance at the Detroit show was uploaded on YouTube. Warner Bros. also announced that they will be releasing a two-disc reissue of the official soundtrack of "Singles", featuring a number of Cornell's unreleased songs. The bonus tracks also include a live version of Soundgarden's "Birth Ritual". 

Chris Cornell is a celebrated artist, who is well-known as the lead vocalist for bands, Soundgarden and Audioslave. Cornell’s death came as a shock to millions because it was unexpected and sudden, especially when he was just 52 years old and clearly healthy. The singer’s family have requested for privacy in this time of mourning. Cornell is survived by his wife, Vicky Karayiannis, and their three children, Toni, Christopher, and Lillian.

Fans and several celebrities have shared their condolences and voiced out how surprised they were with Cornell’s death. Famous artists Sir Elton John and Led Zeppelin guitarist, Jimmy Page revealed how sad they were that the world has lost another talented artist at a young age. Several others are still in a state of confusion because Cornell was reportedly happy and at the top of his game, especially preparing for Soundgarden’s comeback.

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