The medical examiner has determined that Cornell committed suicide by hanging.

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Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave fame has died aged 52.

Details of his death have yet to be released, but In a statement to the Associated Press, his representative, Brian Bumbery, called the death "sudden and unexpected." The family have asked for privacy while the medical examiner completes their report.

Cornell was the lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, selling 10 million records with the former, as well as winning two Grammy awards.

I spent a lot of time in the mid-'90s waiting for the 'Black Hole Sun' music video to pop up on MTV. I suspect quite a lot of you did the same. RIP, Cornell.