Chris Cornell death: Police 'investigating possible suicide'

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An officer found the singer's body 'laying in his bathroom, unresponsive'

Chris Cornell — frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave — died aged 52 after playing a concert at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.

According to Billboard, Detroit Police are investigating the death as 'possible suicide', though it’s too early to determine how the singer died. The report details how Cornell’s body was found unresponsive in his Detroit hotel room.

Michael Woody of the Detroit Police Department's media relations said: "When the units arrived they were met by a gentleman who indicated that Chris Cornell had been found in his room.

”When officers went to the room they found Chris Cornell laying 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.”

Officers reportedly received a 911 call requesting assistance from an unnamed person at the MGM Grand Casino in downtown Detroit.

Local publication WXYZ reports that Cornell's wife called a family friend to check up on the singer's well-being. The friend forced down the hotel door, finding Cornell on the bathroom floor.

Cornell's representative Brian Bumbery called the death "sudden and unexpected" in the statement. The singer's family asked for privacy while they work with a medical examiner to determine the cause of death.

Tributes to Cornell have flooded social media, paying respect to the great singer. He was best known for fronting the two iconic bands and singing 'You Know My Name', the theme song for James Bond film Casino Royale.

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