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BREAKING: Chris Cornell's Death Ruled Suicide By Hanging (Photo)

The autopsy in the death of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell has been completed, and the Wayne County medical examiner has ruled the cause of death suicide by hanging.

According to WDIV, Cornell was found with a band around his neck just hours after Soundgarden performed at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan. Reports say that Cornell's wife called a family friend to check up on him at his hotel after the show, and after the friend forced their way inside the room, they discovered the rocker on the floor of the bathroom.

Cornell is best known for his tenure with Soundgarden, but he also had successful runs with rock supergroup Audioslave as well as Temple of the Dog, known for their hit, "Hunger Strike," featuring Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder.

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Cornell was 52 years old, reports The Independent.

Sources: WDIV, The Independent / Photo credit: Andreas Eldh/Flickr, AP via People

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