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Wife of Soundgarden’s Cornell calls suicide ‘inexplicable’

May 19, 2017 (Reuters) – The wife of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell said on Friday that she did not believe the singer meant to kill himself, suggesting anxiety drugs he was taking might have played a role in his death. Cornell, 52, was found dead in the bathroom of his Detroit hotel on Wednesday night after the grunge band had played a concert in the city. The Wayne County Medical Examiner initially ruled the cause of death to be suicide by hanging. “What happened is inexplicable, and I am hopeful…

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Musician Chris Cornell dies at 52: representative

May 18, 2017 (Reuters) – U.S. musician Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of Soundgarden and later Audioslave, died on Wednesday in Detroit, his representative said. He was 52. Cornell’s family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause, representative Brian Bumbery said in a statement. “His wife Vicky and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing,” Bumbery said. “They would like to thank his fans for their continuous love and loyalty and ask that their privacy be respected…

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