Police say Cornell had band around neck

Chris Cornell, the lead singer of USA grunge rock band Soundgarden, died after hanging himself, medical officials have said.

In a statement to ABC Radio, his rep said that Cornell died late Wednesday night in Detroit, Michigan.

Video and pictures from the Fox Theatre show are already up on social media, including several YouTube videos of the event. Prior to that, the rocker performed at an Austin City Limits salute to Johnny Cash in 2012, on a bill that included Kenny Chesney, Ronnie Dunn, Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson and more.

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"In the interview that aired on Weekend Sunday, Martin noted Cornell was still recording with Soundgarden, and asked if he needed the band and the solo projects to make the whole?" Lead singer Chris Cornell died Wednesday night in Detroit.

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Jimmy Page wrote that Cornell will be "Incredibly Missed".

Medical examiners are determining the cause of death, so we'll find out if he passed from suicide or perhaps something else completely.

Cornell was due to play at major USA festival Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend. His body was found in a Detroit, Michigan, hotel room, and although no cause of death has been announced, it's being investigated as an apparent suicide.

Cornell's publicist Brian Bumbery said earlier that the singer's death was "sudden and unexpected". Alice in Chains' original singer, Layne Staley, died from a drug overdose in 2002. A spokesman for the Detroit Police Department reports that officers responded to the MGM Grand casino around midnight following a call about an apparent suicide.

In 1984, Chris formed the band Soundgarden, which was influential in the 1990s grunge movement.

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TMZ claims the person who broke into Cornell's room "found him with a band around his neck".

Soundgarden had a wider range than other Seattle bands, steering from heavy, moody work like "Fell on Black Days", to the end-times psychedelia in the band's mega-hit "Black Hole Sun", both cuts from their biggest album, Superunknown.

Cornell also released five solo albums during his time with Soundgarden including "Euphoria Morning".

That release followed an opening slot on Guns N' Roses' Use Your Illusion tour in the United States and Europe between 1991 and 1993, which introduced the band to huge new audiences.

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