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Autopsy: Chris Cornell Killed Himself by Hanging in Hotel Room

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A medical examiner has determined that Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell killed himself by hanging in a Detroit hotel room following a concert.
    
A full autopsy report was not yet completed Thursday afternoon.
    
Two Detroit newspapers had earlier cited a police spokesman Cornell was found with "a band around his neck."
    
A different Detroit Police spokesman, Michael Woody, told The Associated Press Thursday that he could not confirm that Cornell died with a band around his neck.
    
The Detroit Free Press reported that Detroit police social media manager Dontae Freeman said Cornell was found dead in a hotel room at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel with "a band around his neck." The Detroit News cited Freeman in a similar report.
    
The 52-year-old Cornell had just performed with Soundgarden at Detroit's Fox Theatre.
   
Police spokesman Michael Woody died at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel. He says Cornell's wife called a family friend and asked him to check on Cornell. Woody says the friend forced open a hotel room door and found Cornell on the bathroom floor.

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