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

06:26  20 may  2017
06:26  20 may  2017 Source:   Reuters

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

  Chris Cornell's Death Ruled Suicide, Source Says Musician Was 'Going Through a Dark Period in His Life' A source tells ET that Cornell 'was a great father' whose kids 'must be crushed.'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.

(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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Related: Wife of Soundgarden's Cornell Calls Suicide 'Inexplicable' (Video provided by Wochit)

Chris Cornell death: Wife Vicky Karayiannis breaks silence to deny suicide reports

  Chris Cornell death: Wife Vicky Karayiannis breaks silence to deny suicide reports The wife of late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell has broken her silence for the first time since his tragic death. In a heartfelt statement, Vicky Karayiannis denied reports Cornell may have intentionally attempted suicide after a medical examiner said he took his own life. Cornell, 52, was found dead in his room at the MGM Grand hotel in Detroit on 17 May, just hours after performing a gig with Soundgarden. According to a preliminary autopsy conducted by the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office, Cornell was found with a band around his neck in an apparent suicide. However, further tests are being carried out to determine the cause of death. In her first statement, Karayiannis said: "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 revolved around his family first and of course, his music, second. He flew home for Mother's Day to spend time with our family." Karayiannis explains that she spoke to Cornell before his Fox Theatre concert and the couple discussed future plans, including a holiday over Memorial Day weekend. The former publicist says: "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.

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.

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.

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.

Chris Cornell death: Wife Vicky Karayiannis breaks silence to deny suicide reports

  Chris Cornell death: Wife Vicky Karayiannis breaks silence to deny suicide reports The wife of late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell has broken her silence for the first time since his tragic death. In a heartfelt statement, Vicky Karayiannis denied reports Cornell may have intentionally attempted suicide after a medical examiner said he took his own life. Cornell, 52, was found dead in his room at the MGM Grand hotel in Detroit on 17 May, just hours after performing a gig with Soundgarden. According to a preliminary autopsy conducted by the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office, Cornell was found with a band around his neck in an apparent suicide. However, further tests are being carried out to determine the cause of death. In her first statement, Karayiannis said: "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 revolved around his family first and of course, his music, second. He flew home for Mother's Day to spend time with our family." Karayiannis explains that she spoke to Cornell before his Fox Theatre concert and the couple discussed future plans, including a holiday over Memorial Day weekend. The former publicist says: "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.

(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 '. Reuters | May 20, 2017 10:16 MYT. Musician Chris Cornell of the band Soundgarden arrives on the red carpet for the film "Machine Gun Preacher" during the 36th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) September 11, 2011.

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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'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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