Entertainment Chris Cornell’s Widow Says Prescription Drugs May Have Played Role in Suicide Death

16:26  19 may  2017
16:26  19 may  2017 Source:   TheWrap

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The family of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell issued a statement Friday questioning whether his death by hanging was intentional and if "substances contributed to his demise."

"Without the results of toxicology tests, we do not know what was going on with Chris," Kirk Pasich, an attorney for the Cornell family said. "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."

Chris Cornell had track marks on arm at time of death: report

  Chris Cornell had track marks on arm at time of death: report Chris Cornell reportedly had track marks visible on his arm when is body was found, according to TMZ. The legendary musician used an exercise band and a clip device to take his own life on May 17, but sources close to the investigation now tell TMZ that the singer also had marks on his arm indicating a potential drug injection. Cornell's family has denied that he "intentionally and knowingly" committed suicide, stating that he had taken more than his recommended dose of an anxiety medication, Ativan. The source told the gossip site that the track marks were "obvious" on the 52-year-old's arm. The Soundgarden frontman suffered from substance abuse problems early in his career and checked into rehab in 2002 and eventually sobered up by 2006. "Going through rehab, honestly, did help it got me away from just the daily drudgery of depression and either trying to not drink or do drugs or doing them," he said at the time. "They give you such a simple message, that any idiot can get… you have to want it and to not do that crap anymore or you will never stop and it will just kill you." It is unclear if Cornell had to turned to drugs prior to that night in Detroit. A friend of the rocker said that he appeared to be high during the performance. "Chris was out of character from note 1 of the show," tour manager and house engineer, Ted Keedick, told TMZ. His wife, Vicky, penned a heartbreaking letter to her late husband this week, noting that the family didn't think it was him in the moment. "I'm sorry you were alone, and I know that was not you, my sweet Christopher," she wrote. "Your children know that too, so you can rest in peace.

“ Chris , a recovering addict, had a prescription for Ativan and may have taken more Ativan than recommended dosages. TV News Roundup: Catherine Zeta-Jones to Play Infamous Drug Kingpin in Lifetime Movie 12 hours ago | Variety - TV News. Chris Cornell Committed Suicide by Hanging

“ Chris , a recovering addict, had a prescription for Ativan and may have taken more Ativan than recommended dosages. TV News Roundup: Catherine Zeta-Jones to Play Infamous Drug Kingpin in Lifetime Movie 12 hours ago | Variety - TV News. Chris Cornell Committed Suicide by Hanging

Pasich noted that some medical literature indicates that Ativan can cause paranoid or suicidal thoughts, slurred speech and impaired judgment.

Cornell, 52, was found dead in a Detroit hotel room following a Soundgarden concert on Thursday. The cause of death was ruled suicide by hanging, a Wayne County, Michigan, medical examiner confirmed to TheWrap on Thursday.

In her own statement Friday, Cornell's widow, Vicky Cornell, said she was blindsided by the news. "Chris's death is a loss that escapes words and has created an emptiness in my heart that will never be filled. As everyone who knew him commented, Chris was a devoted father and husband. He was my best friend.  His world evolved around his family first and of course, his music, second.He flew home for Mother's Day to spend time with our family.

The Latest: Reports: Police say Cornell had band around neck

  The Latest: Reports: Police say Cornell had band around neck DETROIT - The Latest on the death of musician Chris Cornell in Detroit (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Two Detroit newspapers citing a police spokesman are reporting that the body of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell was found with "a band around his neck." A different Detroit Police spokesman, Michael Woody, told The Associated Press Thursday that he could not confirm that Cornell died with a band around his neck. Woody repeated that police are investigating Cornell's death Wednesday night as a possible suicide, and that the investigation continues.

“ Chris , a recovering addict, had a prescription for Ativan and may have taken more Ativan than recommended dosages. TV News Roundup: Catherine Zeta-Jones to Play Infamous Drug Kingpin in Lifetime Movie 12 hours ago | Variety - TV News. Chris Cornell Committed Suicide by Hanging

Chris Cornell Committed Suicide by Hanging, Medical Examiner Confirms. In a statement to the AP, Bumbery said his death was “sudden and unexpected.” “ Chris , a recovering addict, had a prescription for Ativan and may have taken more Ativan than recommended dosages.

"He flew out mid-day Wednesday, the day of the show, after spending time with the children," she continued. "When we spoke before the show, we discussed plans for a vacation over Memorial Day and other things we wanted to do. When we spoke after the show, I noticed he was slurring his words; he was different. When he told me he may have taken an extra Ativan or two, I contacted security and asked that they check on him."

Vicky Cornell continued: "What happened is inexplicable and I am hopeful that further medical reports will provide additional details. I know that he loved our children and he would not hurt them by intentionally taking his own life."

She concluded with thanks for the public show of sympathy. "The outpouring of love and support from his fans, friends and family means so much more to us than anyone can know," she said."Thank you for that, and for understanding how difficult this is for us."

Wife of Soundgarden's Cornell calls suicide 'inexplicable' .
The wife of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell said on Friday that she did not believe the singer meant to kill himself, suggesting anxiety drugs he was taking might have played a role in his death. Cornell, 52, was found dead in the bathroom of his Detroit hotel on Wednesday night after the grunge band had played a concert in the city. The Wayne County Medical Examiner initially ruled the cause of death to be suicide by hanging."What happened is inexplicable, and I am hopeful that further medical reports will provide additional details," Vicky Cornell said in a statement.

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