Chris Cornell’s Wife Doesn’t Accept Suicide Ruling

Yesterday, the music world lost Chris Cornell to an apparent suicide. Today, Chris Cornell’s wife questioned whether it was truly a suicide.

Billboard has the details:

In a letter from Cornell family attorney Kirk Pasich and Cornell’s grieving wife, Vicky Cornell, they say that they are “disturbed at inferences that Chris knowingly and intentionally took his life,” suggesting that the 52-year-old grunge icon may have taken an accidental overdose of anxiety medications, which in high doses can be lethal.

The statement from Pasich and Vicky Cornell explains that, “without the results of toxicology tests, we do not know what was going on with Chris — or if any substances contributed to his demise. Chris, a recovering addict, had a prescription for Ativan and may have taken more Ativan than recommended dosages. The family believes that if Chris took his life, he did not know what he was doing, and that drugs or other substances may have affected his actions. Pasich adds that some medical literature indicates that “Ativan can cause paranoid or suicidal thoughts, slurred speech and impaired judgment.”

Very rarely do families accept a suicide, even when a note is left. It’s a tough process. Hopefully, the toxicology clears things up, but it could bring more pain to the Cornell family.

Let’s just sit back and try to figure out this “Black Hole Sun” video.

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