Chris Cornell Used An Exercise Band And A Carabiner To Kill Himself

Ford Springer | Contributor

After it was confirmed Thursday that Chris Cornell killed himself by hanging, further reports revealed that the Soundgarden frontman used an exercise band and a carabiner to do so.

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 12: Musician Chris Cornell performs at the Dallas Premiere of the Paramount Pictures film ’13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’ at the AT&T Dallas Cowboys Stadium on January 12, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

(Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

Cornell was found dead in the bathroom of his hotel room at the MGM Grand in Detroit early Thursday morning. Soundgarden performed in the city Wednesday night.

The 52-year-old singer apparently jammed the bathroom door shut and hanged himself on the inside of the door using an elastic exercise band and a carabiner, according to TMZ.

Carabiners are metal clips typically used by mountain climbers to keep them attached to the ropes. They can withstand a considerable amount of weight.

Cornell’s family was upset by initial reports that Chris “knowingly and intentionally” tried to kill himself and believed side effects from his prescribed anti-anxiety drug, Ativan, might have influenced his suicidal thoughts Page Six reports.

(Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

(Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Cornell called his wife, Vicky, before committing suicide, who said he sounded “groggy,” was slurring his words and told her “he may have took an extra Atvian or two.”

Chris also told her repeatedly, “I am just tired,” before hanging up. Vicky later called Chris’ security guard to go check up on her husband, but it was already too late.

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