Chris Cornell Committed Suicide by Hanging, Medical Examiner Confirms

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Chris Cornell Committed Suicide by Hanging, Medical Examiner Confirms
Chris Cornell — frontman for rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave — died at 52 from suicide by hanging, a Wayne County medical examiner confirmed to TheWrap Thursday.

Cornell died in Detroit while on tour with Soundgarden, according to representative Brian Bumbery. In a statement to the AP, Bumbery said his death was “sudden and unexpected.”

The performer first came to fame in the late ’80s as the lead singer of Soundgarden, the Seattle-based group at the forefront of the grunge rock movement along with fellow Seattle bands Nirvana and Pearl Jam.
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