According to this report from FOX6 and the AP Wire Service, Chris Cornell, 52, died in his hotel room after performing with Soundgarden at Detroit's Fox Theater. He was found "with a band around his neck" in his room, according to initial police reports. A medical examiner determined today that Cornell killed himself via hanging. A full autopsy report will be released soon.
Cornell was lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, as well as the 1990 side project Temple of the Dog. He has numerous solo albums, including Euphoria Morning and the recently released Higher Truth. He collaborated with the Zac Brown Band recently on their single “Heavy Is The Head”, was the first male American artist to write and perform the theme song for a James Bond movie (“You Know My Name” for Casino Royale), and many other collaborations. His talent and powerful voice will truly be missed.