KEXP Will Help You Deal with Chris Cornell's Death

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Rock legend Chris Cornell, who was found dead after a May 17 show with Soundgarden, died from "suicide by hanging", according to TMZ.

The Associated Press reports that the Soundgarden and Audioslave singer hanged himself in a Detroit hotel room on Wednesday (May 17).

"The Medical Examiner has completed the autopsy on 52-year-old Chris Cornell, the Soundgarden musician who died last night in Detroit".

"It's really sad that he could never find peace in his life", said Chad White, who came to the art display with his young son Ignatius to honor Cornell.

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Rest in power Chris Cornell. Two members of Mother Love Bone went on to form Pearl Jam and they joined Cornell on a tribute project to Wood - Temple of the Dog - which helped introduce Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder to the world.

Soundgarden would reunite by 2010 and go on to release two more albums, with another en route.

"It was a pretty dark album, lyrically, and pretty depressing, and I was going through a really hard time in my life - my band wasn't together anymore, my marriage was falling apart and I was dealing with it by drinking way too much, and that has its own problems, particularly with depression", he told Rolling Stone in 2015. Emergency medical personnel arrived, and Cornell was pronounced dead at the scene, he said. His death comes as a total shock to all of us. If we are not leading a happy, productive life, we are leading probably an unhappy nonproductive life.

The music industry mourned his sudden death online. His passing was "sudden and unexpected", his representative, Brian Bumbery, said in a statement to CNN. And tomorrow, they'll be paying tribute to the beloved Seattle musician all day long for their annual "Six Degrees" day of programming-featuring a full day of "on-the-fly" music curation by KEXP on-air hosts John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole. The station played nonstop songs from Soundgarden and Cornell's other bands and solo work, as well as artists who covered Cornell's material and those who were influenced by him.

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