NEW DETAILS: Rock legend Chris Cornell’s cause of death released

The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office has revealed that Chris Cornell’s death was a “suicide by hanging.”

The Soundgarden singer, 52, was reportedly found unresponsive by police around 12:05 a.m. Thursday, with a band around his neck inside his bathroom at the MGM Grand Hotel in Detroit. Cornell was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner’s Office issued the following statement:

“The cause of death has been determined as hanging by suicide. A full autopsy report has not yet been completed. There is no additional information at this time.”

Cornell’s spokesperson said the wife of the late star allegedly become concerned when she was unable to reach him after his concert ended Wednesday evening.

“His wife Vicky and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing…” The rep added that his family “would like to thank his fans for their continuous love and loyalty and ask that their privacy be respected at this time.”

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