On May 17, 2017, Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell died at the age of 52.
Cornell, who was an icon of ’90s grunge, trailblazing a new era of rock music with hits like “Black Hole Sun” and “The Day I Tried To Live”, shocked the world with his sudden passing.
At the time, Cornell’s representative Brian Bumbery told the Associated Press that the singer’s wife and family were shocked by his death, which he describes as “sudden and unexpected.”
Cornell’s death was ruled as an apparent suicide via hanging, just hours after he performed with Soundgarden at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.
Now, about two months after his death, police have released the photographs from the scene of Cornell’s death.
When police entered Chris Cornell’s Detroit hotel room they found his belongings, his prescriptions … and the exercise apparatus he used to commit suicide.
Detroit PD just released the photos they took of the room during their investigation, and they reveal the bathroom scene where Chris died. The exercise band he rigged on the bathroom door was on the floor, surrounded by a streak of blood.
There were 3 prescription bottles — prednisone (anti-inflammatory), omeprazole (antacid) and lorazepam (anti-anxiety). In the room itself … one of Chris’ guitars was on a chair, and his iconic shades were on the unmade bed.
The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Cornell’s death a suicide by hanging.
The photos are graphic, so we will not be posting them here, but if you are looking for them, you can find all of the pictures at TMZ.