Following the news of the sudden death of Soundgarden and Audioslave fron-tman Chris Cornell yesterday, his wife Vicky now believes that his death is due to an overdose of Ativan. An updated report from TMZ states that when she spoke with Chris hours before his death, Chris has told her that he “may have taken an extra Ativan or two.” She also detailed that she noticed that he was slurring his speech when they talked about vacation plans for memorial day weekend.
The Cornell family’s lawyer isn’t ready to concede Chris’ death as a suicide, saying that the toxicology may provide a better answer. Said lawyer emphasizes that Chris was a recovering addict. “The family believes if Chris took his life, he did not know what he was doing, and that drugs or other substances may have affected his actions.” He adds Ativan can cause paranoid or suicidal thoughts.