DETROIT (CBSDetroit) – The funeral plans for Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who died last week in Detroit, have been revealed.

Cornell’s remains will be transported from Michigan back to Los Angeles Sunday. Cornell will be memorialized and laid to rest on Friday in Los Angeles and buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Cornell allegedly took his own life following a performance at the Fox Theater in Detroit.

A police source talking to WWJ Newsradio 950 Thursday said the 52-year-old Soundgarden frontman was found in the bathroom of his room at the MGM Grand Detroit, after apparently taking his own life.

The source familiar with the investigation said Cornell went back to his room at the MGM after the concert; and, shortly after midnight, his wife called band members and asked if they would check on Cornell. A bodyguard for the band, along with MGM security, broke into the locked room and found Cornell dead with a strap around his neck.

Detroit police spokesman Micheal Woody would not confirm any details, but said “basic things” discovered at the scene led investigators immediately to suspect suicide.

An autopsy by the Wayne County Medical Examiner later determined Cornell committed suicide by hanging.

The Cornell’s family is disputing the cause of death “until toxicology tests are completed.”

Soundgarden was in the middle of a North American tour.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Cooking Classes In DetroitLearn how to whip up some wonderful dishes while having fun!
5 Bucket List Items To Cross Off In DetroitThe “must-do” items for anyone making a trip to Detroit.
Best Spots For A Quick Lunch In Downtown DetroitThese places will get you in and out.

Watch & Listen LIVE