Entertainment Chris Cornell's Death Ruled Suicide, Source Says Musician Was 'Going Through a Dark Period in His Life'

11:00  19 may  2017
11:00  19 may  2017 Source:   ETOnline

Chris Cornell's death ruled a suicide by hanging

  Chris Cornell's death ruled a suicide by hanging Rocker Chris Cornell's death has been ruled a suicide by hanging. A Michigan medical examiner made the ruling on Thursday (18May17), hours after the 52-year-old Soundgarden singer was found dead in a Detroit hotel room on Wednesday night (17May17). His widow Vicky Karayiannis previously assured family and friends Cornell was not suicidal or depressed before his death. A family friend who spoke with her on Thursday morning told TMZ.com Vicky had chatted with her husband during soundcheck before he took the stage in Detroit, Michigan and after Wednesday night's show, and she insisted her husband was in no way suicidal. Vicky and Chris share two kids, while the rocker also leaves behind a 16-year-old from his first marriage to Susan Silver. Tributes and notes continue to pour in for the late rocker after earlier messages from the likes of Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Sir Elton John, Billy Idol, Sheryl Crow, and Courtney Love. His Audioslave bandmate and Rage Against the Machine frontman Tom Morello has shared a photo of the pair online, and in the accompanying caption, reveals he is "devastated and deeply saddened" by the loss of a "dear friend" who will "always be in my heart", and actor Daniel Craig is "very sad" after learning about the death of the man behind the theme for his first outing as James Bond. The rocker wrote and recorded You Know My Name for Casino Royale.

A source close to Cornell and his wife tells ET that Cornell was " going through a dark period in his life ." " His children must be crushed." RELATED: Val Kilmer Reminisces About Partying With Chris Cornell : 'All the Women Were Literally at His Feet Listening'.

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Chris Cornell's death has been ruled a suicide.

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A spokesman for the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office tells ET that the Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman's autopsy is complete and the cause of death is hanging by suicide.

Cornell's rep, Brian Bumbery, confirmed to ET on Thursday that Cornell died at age 52. Bumbery said that the musician's wife, Vicky Karayiannis, and family are shocked by the news and asking for privacy.

A source close to Cornell and his wife tells ET that Cornell was "going through a dark period in his life."

"It's so sad. Horrific actually. No one had any idea that Chris was going through a dark period in his life," the source says. "His wife Vicky is absolutely devastated. They were kindred spirits -- so in love."

"Chris was a great father," the source adds. "His children must be crushed."

Reporting by Brendon Geoffrion and Jennifer Peros.

The Samaritans offer support and advice to people feeling suicidal or vulnerable 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Their website is http://www.samaritans.org, email address jo@samaritans.org or call free on 116 123.


Chris Cornell's wife blames prescription drug for suicide .
The widow of Soundgarden rocker Chris Cornell has blamed his death on a prescription drug he was taking. The 52-year-old musician was found dead in a Detroit hotel room on Wednesday (17May17), hours after performing with his band in the city. A medical examiner ruled his death a suicide by hanging. Chris' wife Vicky alerted security staff and asked them to check on her husband, a recovering alcohol and drug addict, as she was worried he had taken Ativan, also known as Lorazepam, a prescription anti-anxiety medication used to treat addiction problems. "When we spoke after the show, I noticed he was slurring his words; he was different," Vicky said in a statement. "When he told me he may have taken an extra Ativan or two, I contacted security and asked that they check on him." Ativan is known to cause suicidal thoughts in some patients. Vicky, who has two children with Chris, said her husband had celebrated America's Mother's Day holiday last weekend at home, and that they had discussed vacation plans before the concert at Detroit's Fox Theatre. Chris also has a daughter from his first marriage. The rocker's widow added, "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.

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