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    Autopsy: Cornell killed himself by hanging

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    DETROIT (AP) — A medical examiner has determined that Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell killed himself by hanging in a Detroit hotel room following a concert.

    A full autopsy report was not yet completed Thursday afternoon.

    Two Detroit newspapers had earlier cited a police spokesman Cornell was found with “a band around his neck.”

    A different Detroit Police spokesman, Michael Woody, told The Associated Press Thursday that he could not confirm that Cornell died with a band around his neck.

    The Detroit Free Press reported that Detroit police social media manager Dontae Freeman said Cornell was found dead in a hotel room at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel with “a band around his neck.” The Detroit News cited Freeman in a similar report.

    The 52-year-old Cornell had just performed with Soundgarden at Detroit’s Fox Theatre.

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