Chris Cornell Dead At Age 52 After Apparent Suicide

Ford Springer | Contributor

Chris Cornell, the lead singer of alternative rock groups Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died at the age of 52.

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for EBMRF)

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for EBMRF)

Cornell died at the MGM Grand hotel in Detroit Wednesday night.

Fox News reports Detroit police are investigating the former rocker’s death as a possible suicide. Police were unable to provide any details of the investigation Thursday morning but told The Associated Press “basic things observed at the scene” led them to believe Cornell took his own life.

Cornell’s wife reportedly called a family friend who was with the former Soundgarden frontman in Detroit and asked him to go check up on him.

When the friend went to Cornell’s hotel room he had to force his way in and found Cornell dead on the bathroom floor.

(Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

(Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Cornell is one of the most recognizable voices of the 1990s grunge rock movement. His band Soundgarden is often in the same conversation with bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam that also dominated the peak of the alternative rock era.

Cornell’s representative Brian Bumbery said his death was “sudden and unexpected” and his wife and family are completely shocked.

Ford Springer

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