Since Chris Cornell‘s death a few weeks ago, family, friends, and fans have been devastated by the loss of the Soundgarden and Audioslave founding member. While it was eventually ruled that his death was a suicide, many were left wondering why he would take his own life. His wife, Vicky Cornell, made a statement to USA Today on Friday, saying that something was off during his final day.
“Many of us who know Chris well, noticed that he wasn’t himself during his final hours and that something was very off. We have learned from this report that several substances were found in his system. After so many years of sobriety, this moment of terrible judgment seems to have completely impaired and altered his state of mind.”
According to the AP, the toxicology reports revealed that while Cornell had sedatives and the anxiety drug Lorazepam (Ativan) in his system, they did not contribute to his death.
The Cornell’s lawyer, Kirk Pasich, had previously made a statement on the presence of drug’s in the rock star’s system, saying:
“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.”
Hopefully more information will be released in the coming days that may bring the family some peace. In the meantime, our thoughts are with the Cornell family as they go through this difficult time.
(Via USA Today)