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Sources confirm to 7 Action News that Cornell died at MGM Grand Detroit following a show at the Fox Theatre. Detroit police say he died from an apparent suicide.
Michael Woody, a spokesman for the Detroit Police Department, told The Associated Press that were “basic things observed at the scene” that indicated a suicide. Citing local police sources, Detroit’s WXYZ reports that a bandmate found Cornell in his hotel room’s bathroom with something around his neck.
Throughout his life, Cornell suffered from severe depression and also battled addiction to drugs and alcohol.
5:34 AM PT -- TMZ has confirmed with police the family friend had to force his way into Cornell's room and found him with a band around his neck. We're told there was no blood, and police suspect suicide based on the scene.