Chris Cornell's Death: Mental Health Experts Talk Depression, Suicide & Ativan
publish date: 2017-05-19
Suicide is a devastating tragedy, one that often leaves friends, family and loved ones confused, frustrated and sometimes angry at its messiness and the endless questions left behind. "Could we have done something?" "Why didn't we see it coming?" "Is this what they really wanted?" "How could they do this to us?"
But most heartbreaking: "Why?"
Less than 24 hours after the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office determined that Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell died as a result of suicide by hanging himself inside his Detroit hotel room early Thursday morning, Cornell's wife and attorney called that ruling into question. "Without the results of toxicology tests, we do not know what was going on with Chris -- or if any substances contributed to his demise," lawyer Kirk Pasich said in a statement, noting that both are "disturbed at inferences that Chris knowingly and intentionally" took his life.