Man, some sad news to wake up to this morning. I thought it was another one of those Twitter death hoaxes at first. Unfortunately it wasn’t. Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell was found dead in his hotel room just hours after playing a show in Detroit.
He was found on the bathroom floor at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel he was staying at. The medical examiner has confirmed that he hanged himself. He was just 52 years old. Cornell leaves behind his wife and two kids they had together.
Very sad. It reminds us that no matter who it is, you don’t know what people are dealing with on the inside. Be kind to people, and if you’re hurting, reach out!
Here’s some footage from that final show.
I had a chance to meet Chris Cornell once about a year and a half ago. He was playing a solo show at Massey Hall and I sat down with him in his dressing room before the show. He was a really cool, laid back dude and easy to talk to.
Here’s that chat: