In a shocking turn of events, Soundgarden's famed front man Chris Cornell was was pronounced dead in his hotel room at the MGM Grand Hotel in Detroit. Later that afternoon, after an initial autopsy had been completed, the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office announced his cause of death"has been determined as suicide by hanging. A full autopsy report has not yet been completed."
Days after his death of her husband, the singer's widow, Vicky Cornell, has shared an emotional open letter via Billboard to the late rocker, whom she calls her "Sweet Christopher." The two were married from 2004 until his death.
In the letter, she wrote, "You were the best father, husband and son-in-law. Your patience, empathy and love always showed through. You had always said I saved you, that you wouldn't be alive if it were not for me."