Cornell family 'cannot be sure' what caused rock star's death

He says: "Chris Cornell, in our circle, was known as "The Voice" because he had the best voice in rock and roll".

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page added: "RIP Chris Cornell". FILE - In this February 13, 2013 file photo, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs during the band's concert at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. FILE - In this February 13, 2013 file photo, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs during the band's concert at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. After Soundgarden split up, Cornell was the lead singer of Audioslave between 2001 and 2007.

Singer Chris Cornell died as a result of hanging himself, United States officials have confirmed.

Kirk Pasich, a lawyer for Cornell's family, reiterated that it is hard to confirm a cause of death without the results of toxicology tests.

Chris Cornell's wife doesn't believe her husband intentionally took his own life, and feels the prescription drug Ativan may have played a role in his death. The Soundgarden singer was found dead in a Detroit hotel room by police on Wednesday night. According to a statement issued by the Medical Examiner's Office, "The cause of death has been determined as hanging by suicide". A woman wipes her eyes during a memorial for Chris Cornell on Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Seattle.

A few players paid their respects, including Oakland Athletics reliever John Axford, who used one of Cornell's songs as his entrance music.

The "By The Sea" star is said to be devastated following the passing of the Soundgarden frontman and the former Paramount CEO, who died within a week of each other.

It has been reported that Chris Cornell's last words to his fans were, "I love you" before leaving the venue of his final show.

Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Mudhoney were among the most high-profile bands to come out of Seattle and dominated the pop culture landscape of the early and mid-1990s.

"I'm shocked, I don't even know how to deal with it".

Soundgarden planned to headline Pointfest in St Louis in the U.S. on Saturday, however organisers have called off the event in respect of Cornell's passing.

Cornell was roommates with Andrew Wood, lead singer of the Mother Love Bone, who died of a heroin overdose in 1990.

  • Salvatore Jensen