The report released Tuesday through a Freedom of Information Act request states that the 52-year-old Cornell had a “well defined ligature mark present on the neck/throat area.”
Cornell was found May 18 by his bodyguard, who had kicked in the door to the musician’s room at the MGM Grand Casino Hotel. A resistance band was around Cornell’s neck and the other end was attached to a clip over the top of the bathroom door.
Soundgarden had performed hours earlier in Detroit.
A medical examiner determined that Cornell hanged himself. An autopsy determined that Cornell had sedatives and an anti-anxiety drug in his system, but that they didn’t contribute to his death.