SOUNDGARDEN SINGER CHRIS CORNELL KILLED HIMSELF ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT MAY 17TH, ACCORDING TO THE WAYNE COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER’S OFFICE. THE OFFICIAL REPORT INDICATED THAT THE 52-YEAR-OLD SINGER DIED AS A RESULT OF “SUICIDE BY HANGING.” THE DETROIT FREE PRESS AND THE DETROIT NEWS BOTH REPORTED THAT CORNELL WAS FOUND DEAD IN A HOTEL ROOM AT THE MGM GRAND DETROIT HOTEL WITH “A BAND AROUND HIS NECK.” THESE REPORTS HAVE NOT YET BEEN CORROBORATED BY OFFICIAL SOURCES. A FULL AUTOPSY REPORT, INCLUDING TOXICOLOGY RESULTS, HAS NOT YET BEEN COMPLETED. CORNELL WAS FOUND UNRESPONSIVE ON THE BATHROOM FLOOR IN HIS HOTEL ROOM BY A FAMILY FRIEND WHO HAS BEEN ASKED TO CHECK ON HIM BY CORNELL’S WIFE VICKY. HE PERFORMED A CONCERT WITH SOUNDGARDEN AT THE FOX THEATRE IN DETROIT EARLIER THAT NIGHT AND REPORTEDLY APPEARED TO BE IN GOOD SPIRITS TO THOSE IN ATTENDANCE. A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE BAND CALLED THE DEATH “SUDDEN AND UNEXPECTED” AND SAID CORNELL’S WIFE AND FAMILY WERE SHOCKED BY IT.