Chris Cornell, an icon of the ’90s hard-rock grunge movement and the anchor of Soundgarden and Audioslave, was never quiet about his need to perform.
The artist’s death at age 52 was reported early Thursday after a Wednesday night Soundgarden concert in Detroit.
The Wayne County medical examiner’s office has ruled Cornell’s death a suicide by hanging, said the department’s director of communications James Martinez.
Cornell had said he would have led a much quieter life if not for the stage.
“If I didn’t do what I do, I think for the most part I would have very few friends and be a shut-in most of the time,” he told The Times in 1991. “It’s sort of a battle...