Shared from the 2017-05-20 Chattanooga eEdition

Wife of Chris Cornell disputes idea that musician killed himself

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Chris Cornell

DETROIT — Rock musician Chris Cornell’s wife on Friday disputed “inferences” that the rocker killed himself in a Detroit hotel room, saying he may have taken more of an anti-anxiety drug than he was prescribed.

The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office said Cornell — the lead singer in Soundgarden and Audioslave — hanged himself after performing at a concert Wednesday night. But Cornell’s family said that without toxicology test results completed they don’t know what caused his death.

“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,” said lawyer Kirk Pasich.

Vicky Cornell, Cornell’s wife, said that when she spoke to her husband after the Detroit show, he told her he may have taken “an extra Ativan or two.”

Ativan is a sedative.

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