Chris Cornell’s Widow Talks About His Battle With Addiction

Chris Cornell

Rock legend Chris Cornell had been struggling with depression

Speaking on Good Morning America, Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky spoke about the details of his recent overdose death – which has been ruled a suicide.

As reported by, Vicky Cornell, the widow of SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell, spoke about her husband’s tragic death in an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America”.

Chris was found hanged in his room at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel in May 2017, following a SOUNDGARDEN show at the city’s Fox Theatre. His body was found soon after he had spoken with a “slurred” voice to Vicky by phone. The death was ruled a suicide.

But his family has questioned the medical examiner’s ruling, saying that he had a prescription for Ativan and that a higher than recommended dosage may have caused him to experience suicidal thoughts.

Vicky believes that her husband was not depressed and was not a suicide, but was instead brought on by the effect of the Ativan.

“I don’t think that he could make any decisions because of the level of impairment,” she said in the interview, which premieres on Wednesday, February 21.

“My husband was the furthest thing from a rock-star junkie,” she added. “He just wasn’t [like that]. He was the best husband, the greatest father. I lost my soulmate and the love of my life. He wanted to be there for his family, for his children. He loved his life. He would never have ever left this world.

“The brain of someone who has a substance use disorder is different from that of… someone who doesn’t. He relapsed,” she said, adding that during one weeklong period “he took 20-something pills… And in a nine-day period, 33.”

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