Chris Cornell's death at 52 in a Detroit Hotel Room has been ruled a suicide.
While many assumed maybe it was drug related or alcohol related due to his addiction history, the Wayne County Medical Examiner has released the information that it was a suicide by hanging, according to NBC News.
The fact that so many grunge singers have taken their lives, including Kurt Cobain, Scott Weiland, and Layne Staley, it adds another name to the list, and it's a sad time marked by all.
What many have been saying on social media, however, is that we should be focusing on the big picture that is the stigma and epidemic that is mental health, one that plagues many, not just rockers.
As noted by previous reports, Cornell's wife had reached out to a friend to go check on his well being, and that was who discovered him and alerted authorities.
When people go through creative processes and tough times, sometimes they let in the darkness in order to create, which is safe to say probably in Soundgarden and Audioslave singers' case. Though a decorated and tremendous musician, full of creativity, and a golden voice, sometimes those things don't play into the fact that you still have a mental issue.
A lot of people make the mistake of thinking "Wow, your life was great - why would you do that?" But many don't understand the fact that if you've got anxiety and/or depression, you could be the most talented, wealthy, and ahead person in the world, but can still be taken down by the disease within.
If you or someone you know has issues with depression or anxiety, there is never shame in getting help - don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Reach out to a friend, find a therapist, or call a suicide hotline. Heck, even post on social media so some can talk you through whatever is troubling you. Just talk before you act. We've lost too many beautiful people in this world - don't let yourself become part of the statistic.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
A free, 24/7 confidential service that can provide people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, or those around them, with support, information, and local resources.
Amy Cooper is the type of journalist that when asked "What do you bring to the table," she replies "I am the table.