Thursday, May 18, 2017
Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dies at age 52 in a bathroom at the MGM Grand hotel in Detroit. Police said that his death is being investigated as a possible suicide.
Cornell said that he wrote the band's signature tune, "Black Hole Sun," in about 15 minutes. He was clearly inspired. What you'll find in this post from 2012 should shed some light on the matter.
Part 16 - The Sodomite Gateway - What's In Her Trunk - The Black Hole Sun
UPDATE: "According to a source familiar with the investigation, Cornell went back to his room at the MGM after the Soundgarden show; and, shortly after midnight, his wife called a band member and asked if he would check on Cornell. The band member, along with MGM security, broke into the locked room and found Cornell dead with a belt around his neck." (cbslocal.com)