Entertainment Wife of Soundgarden's Cornell calls suicide 'inexplicable'

23:52  19 may  2017
23:52  19 may  2017 Source:   Reuters

Recent Tweets From Chris Cornell Full of Optimism, Hope, Love

  Recent Tweets From Chris Cornell Full of Optimism, Hope, Love In his final days late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell appeared happy and hopeful in a series of tweets about his excitement to be on the road with his band and his love for his wife.The rock world was devastated on Thursday morning (May 18) by the news that Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell has died at age 52. With no information known about the cause or circumstances of death at press time, one of the only places fans could go to get a glimpse of his final days was the singer's social media feed.

(Reuters) - 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 The Wayne County Medical Examiner initially ruled the cause of death to be suicide by hanging. "What happened is inexplicable , and I am

Wife of Soundgarden ' s Cornell calls suicide ' inexplicable ' - The Wayne County Medical Examiner initially ruled the cause of death to be suicide by hanging.

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Chris Cornell In Seemingly High Spirits During Soundgarden's Final Show Before Death: Review

  Chris Cornell In Seemingly High Spirits During Soundgarden's Final Show Before Death: Review Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell seemed in fine spirits during the band's show on Wednesday night (May 17) in Detroit. The singer was found dead of an apparent suicide shortly after the gig.At no point during Wednesday night's Soundgarden concert could anyone at Detroit's Fox Theatre have guessed that lead singer Chris Cornell would be dead just a few hours later.

May 19 (Reuters) - 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.

(Reuters) - 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 The Wayne County Medical Examiner initially ruled the cause of death to be suicide by hanging. "What happened is inexplicable , and I am

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. "I know that he loved our children, and he would not hurt them by intentionally taking his own life."

Cornell said the singer, a recovering addict, was taking the prescription drug Ativan, which treats anxiety and insomnia. One of the listed side effects is that it may increase depression and cause impaired judgment.

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.

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 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

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 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

<span style=hris Cornell of Soundgarden arrives on the red carpet for "Machine Gun Preacher" during TIFF." src="/upload/images/real/2017/05/19/span-style-font-size-13px-hris-cornell-of-soundgarden-arrives-on-the-red-carpet-for-machine-gun-prea_808278_.jpg" /> © REUTERS/Mark Blinch hris Cornell of Soundgarden arrives on the red carpet for "Machine Gun Preacher" during TIFF.

Kirk Pasich, a lawyer for the family, said they were disturbed at the inference that Cornell "knowingly and intentionally took his life" before the results of toxicology tests were known.

"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 said.

Ativan maker Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) had no immediate comment.

Cornell had spoken openly of his drug and alcohol addiction in the past, as well as periods of depression and agoraphobia.

Vicky Cornell said she had asked security to check on her husband on Wednesday night when she spoke to him before and after the Soundgarden show.

"I noticed he was slurring his words; he was different... ," she said. "He told me he may have taken an extra Ativan or two."

Cornell's death, in the midst of a U.S. tour, was met with an outpouring of grief.

Soundgarden was one of the leading bands in the grunge music movement in the 1980s and '90s, releasing albums such as "Badmotorfinger" and the Grammy-winning "Superunknown," which brought the group mainstream success.

Chris Cornell was 'aggressive' during last conversation with wife .
Chris Cornell's wife had some serious concerns about the rocker before he took his life, a new report claims. Vicky Karayiannis told friends and family that Cornell became "aggressive" during their final conversation and kept complaining about the Detroit concert and his crew, TMZ reports. Karayiannis spoke to Cornell about a half hour before his May 17 death. The Soundgarden frontman, 52, committed suicide in his hotel room a few hours after performing a show. The outlet reports that Karayiannis began to suspect something was wrong when the lights in her home started flickering. Cornell, who was able to control the lights with his cell phone, denied he was responsible. The phone call then switched to Cornell venting to Karayiannis about the show he just performed. The singer, who was said to have been slurring his words, was frustrated about sound problems. "They f---ed up again," he allegedly told his wife. "They had three days to fix my in-ears and I was getting static. I couldn't hear. I blew my voice." As the call continued, Karayiannis began to ask the rocker if he had taken any pills. Cornell admitted he took two Ativan because he was "really angry" and needed to calm himself down. TMZ reports that Karayiannis didn't believe Cornell only took Ativan and asked him if he had taken anything else. At one point during the conversation, she said his tone became "cocky and aggressive.

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