Chris Cornell's Widow Tells About His Addiction And Cause Of Death

Date February 22, 2018 14:17

Even the brightest stars fall down from the sky.


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Chris and Vicky's love story

Chris Cornell, without any doubts, was one of those 'one in a million' people. He created his own world and wrote the most beautiful and inspiring soundtrack to it. Vicky Cornell met him “on a starry Paris night”, and for both of them, it was love at first sight. Chris even had a dream of him proposing to Vicky. On the morning they woke, he did exactly the thing, his dream was about.

You were the best father, husband, and son-in-law to my parents. Your patience, empathy, and love always shone through. – Vicky wrote in her tribute post on social media

Cornell's death

Chris Cornell died May 17, 2017 by committing suicide. The toxicology report states that at the time of his death, Cornell’s system had naloxone in it, which is usually used to block the effects of opioid overdose. Cornell also had butalbital (a sedative), lorazepam (Ativan), barbiturates, and pseudoephedrine in his blood. There’s the conclusion of the report, which says that the drugs did not contribute to the cause of death.

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Who's to blame?

Chris had troubles with drug addiction back in the day. His wife claims that the singer has been sober since 2003. However, she admits that Chris had a prescription for Ativan because of his sleep issues. The widow is sure that Chris loved his life and family, and he wouldn’t leave them like that. She believes that Chris may have taken an extra Ativan. And Ativan has been said to give suicidal thoughts if taken too much. Vicky is sure that Chris simply didn’t realize what he was doing. She blames drugs for impairing her late husband’s mind.


Let us recall Chris Cornell’s most iconic songs:

Chris Cornell - You Know My Name (Casino Royale Soundtrack)

Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun

Audioslave - Like a Stone

Be careful with your medication. Always read prescription and instruction!

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