Chris Cornell Death: Everything We Know So Far

This morning, millions of music fans awoke to the sad news of the death of Chris Cornell, a one-of-a-kind talent who helped shape the tastes of a generation and then went on to transcend the genre he had a hand in creating.

Cornell was just 52 years old, and in the hours after the world learned of his passing, there was a tremendous amount of confusion regarding his cause of death.

As a result of Cornell's past battles with addiction and society's widely-held assumptions about the rock star lifestyle, many prematurely and incorrectly concluded that the singer had died of an overdose or a mishap related to intoxication.

But that doesn't appear to be the case.

Just hours after his death, medical examiners in Wayne County, Michigan officially ruled Cornell's death a suicide.

The news comes as a shock not only to fans, but also to those who knew the Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman best.

Cornell's widow, Vicky Cornell, says she spoke to her husband twice on the evening of his death and had no reason to believe that he was suicidal.

Vicky reports that Chris seemed out of sorts during their second conversation, which led her to become concerned, but she says he gave no indication that he was depressed or inclined...
71 Published By - The Hollywood Gossip - 2017.05.18. 23:38
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