19 May

CORNELL COMMITED SUICIDE

Published in News

According to the Wayne County coroner’s report Chris Cornell’s death was caused by hanging. “The Medical Examiner has completed the autopsy on 52-year-old Chris Cornell, the Soundgarden musician who died last night in Detroit. The cause of death has been determined as suicide by hanging. A full autopsy report has not yet been completed. There is no additional information at this time.” According to Detroit Free Press the singer’s body was discovered by a family friend who was called by his wife, Vicky Karagianni, to check on him and forced his way into his hotel room.

According to Billboard, Chris Cornell's catalog of music — both solo and with his various bands — saw a sales gain of 2,396 percent in the two weeks ending May 18 and 25, as compared to the two prior weeks (ending May 4 and 11). Collectively, his albums and digital tracks sold 421,000 copies in the two weeks ending May 25, up from 17,000 in the two previous frames.
In terms of on-demand streams (audio and video combined), his music tallied a 703 percent gain in the two weeks ending May 18 and 25, rising to 81 million streams from 10.1 million streams in the two previous weeks.

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