His band “Soundgarden” performed at the Fox Theater earlier that night and was scheduled to play in Ohio by the end of the week.
An official spokesman for the Detroit Police said that the department got a call about a white male who committed suicide. He explained that Cornell’s wife called one of his close friends to go and check on him. When the friend was able to push his way into Cornell’s hotel room, he found him on the bathroom floor not moving with a strap around his head. When the police department showed up they confirmed that he was dead on the scene.