Chris Cornell was found dead late last night in his Detroit hotel room, at the age of 52
Far too young, the death was sudden, and was caused by suicide. Early reports say Cornell was found with something around his neck. It has now been confirmed by the coroner.
The death of the legend, the powerhouse musician, the inspiration of countless musicians, has shocked the world. Chris Cornell has written, and spoke very openly about his battles with depression, along with his struggle with drugs and alcohol, and it is very painful to hear that such a talented, charismatic, just all around amazing guy felt he could no longer go on.
Chris Cornell will be remembered for his outstanding vocal range, emotional song writing, and as a constant influence for the rock bands who exist now, and will continue to rise from the broken down punk rock venues in Seattle, and all over the world. Rock music, alternative radio, and even you reading this would not be the same without Chris Cornell. Rolling Stone magazine who has supported Chris Cornell through every project he has been a part of has released an article with quotes from other musicians, and more of the story about the passing of Cornell. Also get the update on the coroner report here.