The Soundgarden frontman was found dead in the bathroom of the MGM Grand Hotel in Detroit after performing to a sold-out concert. His death was ruled a suicide by hanging, and a publicist said the singer/guitarist's family was "shocked" by the news. A full autopsy has not been completed yet.
"There is no additional information at this time", the Wayne County office added.
SOUNDGARDEN legend Chris Cornell was found dead in his hotel bathroom by a family friend, on May 17.
Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath tweeted: "So very, very sad that we lost another beautifully gifted human today".
Three years later, Soundgarden broke through on mainstream radio with the album "Superunknown", which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Record in 1995.
"In my time of dying, I want nobody to mourn/All I want for you to do is take my body home", Cornell sung.
Cornell, a key figure in Seattle's '90s grunge scene, founded Soundgarden in 1984 with guitarist Kim Thayil, drummer Matt Cameron, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.
It is with a heavy heart to announce the passing of Soundgarden's lead singer, Chris Cornell, at the age of 52.
A note references a song written by Chris Cornell at a makeshift memorial for him near A Sound Garden, the sculpture that inspired the name of the band Soundgarden, on May 18, 2017 in Seattle, Washington.
Cornell, who was on tour in Detroit at the time of his death, was 52.
Soundgarden were the first grunge band to sign on to a major label (A&M in 1988), opening the gate for Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains to storm the music world with songs that focused on identity and social issues.
Elton John: "Shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Chris Cornell".
In 2001, Cornell joined members of Rage Against The Machine to form Audioslave, which earned acclaim with its self-titled album that earned three-platinum status.