The Soundgarden singer was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor of a hotel room at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit early Thursday night. He was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene, according to The New York Times.
“When the units arrived they were met by a gentleman who indicated that Chris Cornell had been found in his room,” Woody said. “When officers went to the room they found Chris Cornell laying [sic] in his bathroom, unresponsive and he had passed away.”
“We are investigating it as a possible suicide but we need to wait on the medical examiner to determine the cause and manner of death,” he added.
Woody said there were “basic things observed at the scene” that led police to conduct an investigation but could not provide further details at this time.
“We are at the beginning stages of the investigation and we can’t say anything about the scene,” Woody said.
Cornell’s wife had called a friend and asked that he check on Cornell after he performed at the Fox Theatre earlier in the night. The friend proceeded to force open the door and find the singer in the bathroom, leading to an anonymous call to 911 for help.
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