The statement said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause and asked for privacy. The police continues investigating the death, however the Wayne County Medical Examiner's office ruled the death a "suicide by hanging", according to TMZ.
Cornell's death stunned his family and his die-hard fans, for whom Cornell performed hours earlier at a show in Detroit.
Mustaine's gravelly growl was in many ways the opposite of Cornell's haunting wail, but in tribute to the late icon, Megadeth switched up their set in Tokyo today to include a cover of Soundgarden's "Outshined", in which, rather than use his familiar range, Mustaine attempted to hit those high notes, and did a lot better than you might expect. Musician Chris Cornell, a member of revered rock groups Soundgarden and Audioslave, was found dead overnight in Detroit at age 52.
Shaw is the first student in Harvard's history to submit a rap album as a senior thesis in the English Department, the university said.
Even without the benefit of hindsight from the morning's very bad news, it was clear that something wasn't right with the 52-year-old Cornell during the Fox performance.
"They took our [expletive] team from us". His friends supplied numerous beats, while he taught himself how to mix the tracks into a polished product.
Cornell formed Soundgarden in the mid-1980s with Hiro Yamamoto, Kim Thayil, and Matt Cameron.
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The band had reunited in 2010 after years on hiatus and were in the middle of a U.S. tour. Cornell was roommates with Andrew Wood, lead singer of the Mother Love Bone, who died of a heroin overdose in 1990.
"It was a pretty dark album lyrically and pretty depressing, and I was going through a really hard time in my life - my band wasn't together anymore, my marriage was falling apart and I was dealing with it by drinking way too much, and that has its own problems, particularly with depression", he told Rolling Stone in 2015. It appeared on his second solo album, Carry On. If a person doesn't have enough food, they actually are hungry. You're either going in one direction or in another direction.
The music industry mourned his sudden death online.
Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain, who towered over the grunge scene, killed himself in 1994 and Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland died on a tour bus in 2015 from a drug overdose.
KEXP, Seattle's popular independent radio station, paid tribute to Cornell all day.
Cornell reportedly passed away on Wednesday night and then cause of his death is now unknown.
Representative: Rocker Chris Cornell has died at age 52
A Seattle native, Cornell came to prominence in the grunge scene in the early '90s after forming Soundgarden in 1984. In 2015, Cornell proved that he can still hit the high notes easily .