By now you’ve obviously heard that Chris Cornell from Soundgarden and Audioslave died after a show in Detroit Wednesday night, at the age of 52. Well, the medical examiner has already ruled it a suicide by hanging.
Chris had his battles with drug addiction, but yesterday, his wife Vicky, said she talked to him before and after the show, and there were absolutely no signs he was depressed or suicidal.
Vicky had tried to reach Chris in his hotel room early Thursday morning but couldn’t get through. So she called somebody to check on him, and that’s when he was found on the floor with some kind of band around his neck.
TMZ has video of Chris at Wednesday’s show, telling the crowd how awesome they were, and saying, “I feel a little bit sorry for the next [effing] place we play.”
The last song Soundgarden played and thus the last song Chris Cornell will EVER play was “Slaves & Bulldozers,” but they mixed in parts of “In My Time of Dying” by Zeppelin.
There probably wasn’t any symbolism there. They were known to play that one.