Chris Cornell's death a possible suicide, according to Detroit investigators

Source: AP
Source: AP

Just hours after the news that famed rock musician Chris Cornell died suddenly, the Associated Press reports that Detroit officials are investigating his death as a possible suicide. Cornell, widely celebrated as the lead singer of rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, passed Wednesday night in Detroit at the age of 52.

Michael Woody, a spokesman for the Detroit police, told AP Thursday that this investigation came about due to "basic things observed at the scene [of Cornell's death]."

Per AP, Cornell was found dead by a family friend on the bathroom floor of a room at the MGM Grand Hotel in Detroit.  

Before his death, Cornell was touring with Soundgarden and had performed in Detroit Wednesday night. 

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Natelege covers music and culture for Mic.com. In the past, she has contributed news, culture and identity pieces for BET, VH1, XXL, Huffington Post and VIBE.com.

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