READ: Chris Cornell Family Statement on Ativan & Suicide


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Chris Cornell’s spouse Vicky and their household lawyer have launched statements questioning the reported cause of death of the musican. Cornell was discovered unresponsive in his lodge room hours after performing together with his band Soundgarden, on Might 17. The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Workplace guidelines Cornell’s demise a suicide.

ABC reported that a full post-mortem has not but been accomplished.


Learn the assertion under:

Kirk Pasich, an lawyer for the Chris Cornell household, stated that the household is disturbed at inferences that Chris knowingly and deliberately took his life. “With out the outcomes of toxicology exams, we have no idea what was happening with Chris—or if any substances contributed to his demise. Chris, a recovering addict, had a prescription for Ativan and should have taken extra Ativan than really helpful dosages. The household believes that if Chris took his life, he didn't know what he was doing, and that medicine or different substances might have affected his actions.”

Vicky Cornell added, “Chris’s dying is a loss that escapes phrases and has created an vacancy in my coronary heart that may by no means be crammed. As everybody who knew him commented, Chris was a faithful father and husband. He was my greatest good friend. His world revolved round his household first and naturally, his music, second. He flew house for Mom’s Day to spend time with our household. He flew out mid-day Wednesday, the day of the present, after spending time with the youngsters. Once we spoke earlier than the present, we mentioned plans for a trip over Memorial Day and different issues we needed to do. Once we spoke after the present, I observed he was slurring his phrases; he was totally different. When he informed me he might have taken an additional Ativan or two, I contacted safety and requested that they verify on him.” Ms. Cornell continued: “What occurred is inexplicable and I'm hopeful that additional medical studies will present further particulars. I do know that he liked our youngsters and he wouldn't harm them by deliberately taking his personal life.”

Ms. Cornell concluded, “The outpouring of affection and help from his followers, family and friends means a lot extra to us than anybody can know. Thanks for that, and for understanding how troublesome that is for us.”

Cornell was 52 on the time of his dying. He's survived by his spouse Vicky and their three youngsters.