When the news of iconic singer Chris Cornell’s death came out this morning, the reports included speculation that the cause of death could be suicide, and now a medical examiner has determined that to be the truth, the Associated Press reports.

According to the examiner, Cornell, who had finished a concert with Soundgarden in Detroit, died by hanging in his hotel room in the city. Newspapers had reported earlier that he was found with a band around his neck. A full autopsy has not yet been completed.

Read our full tribute to Cornell here.