Cornell ‘active on social media hours before suicide’
NEW YORK: Chris Cornell, the powerful, dynamic singer whose band Soundgarden was one of the architects of grunge music, died on Wednesday in Detroit after the band had earlier performed there. He was 52. response to a call about an apparent suicide of a white man, whom he did not identify. Freeman said the man’s date of birth was July 20, 1964, which is Cornell’s.
He said the man’s wife had called a family friend to check him; the friend forced his way into the man’s room and found him unresponsive on the bathroom floor with a band around his neck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Cornell appeared to be active on social media in the hours before his death. A post on his Twitter account announced that the group had arrived in Detroit, and a clip of the group’s 2012 release
was posted to his Facebook page.