Chris Cornell: Soundgarden star dies of 'hanging by suicide'

09:31   19 May 2017    843

Singer Chris Cornell died as a result of hanging himself, US officials have confirmed, BBC reported.

Cornell, 52, was found dead after performing in a concert with his band, Soundgarden, in Detroit on Wednesday evening.

The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed in a statement the frontman took his own life.

In an earlier statement, Cornell's representative Brian Bumbery had said his death was "sudden and unexpected".

It also said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner and asked for privacy.

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