Medical Examiner: Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell committed suicide

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DETROIT (AP) The medical examiner's office in Detroit determined Thursday that Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell committed suicide.

Chris Cornell. (File)

A full autopsy report was not yet completed Thursday afternoon.

Cornell was found dead Wednesday night in a hotel room after a performance.

Earlier Thursday, two Detroit newspapers citing a police spokesman were reporting that 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.

Cornell, 52, was the lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave.

He had just performed with Soundgarden at Detroit's Fox Theatre.