Chris Cornell’s Friend Reveals Why Oscars Snub As Eddie Vedder Played Was A ‘Bit Ironic’

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Chris Cornell’s friend and employee Clare O’Brien reacted to a tweet by John Squires on Monday.

Squires tweeted, “I 100% understand that the #Oscars ‘in memoriam’ video packages can’t mention *everyone*, but Tobe Hooper? Come on. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist, if he only made those two films, are absolutely LEGENDARY and important movies. Sigh.”

O’Brien responded, “Major omission. Not sure what their criteria are for inclusion, but the late @chriscornell was also left out despite having done a #JamesBond theme song & many other original songs for films. While his musical colleague & friend #EddieVedder sang, apparently. Bit ironic. #Oscars”

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder gave an emotional and powerful performance of Tom Petty’s “Room At The Top” at the Oscars on Sunday night for the In Memoriam segment. While the Oscars’ In Memoriam segment is focused on people who died in the film industry, Chuck Berry was featured due to his work in film with his music. Chris Cornell though was a noticeable snub, especially since his track “The Promise” from the film of the same name was even in contention for an Oscar nomination this year.

Cornell also contributed music to many films over the years, even having a small acting role in the 1992 film Singles. Cornell wrote “The Keeper” to Machine Gun Preacher, “You Know My Name” for Casino Royale, “Live to Rise” with Soundgarden for The Avengers, “Til the Sun Comes Back Around” for 13 Hours, and “Sunshower” for Great Expectations. His solo, Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog hits also appeared in many other films over the years.

  • Olga Stewart

    Friend?

    More like a hanger on.

    But okay.

    And gee, had to get in a dig at Eddie, huh?

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  • dmiller64152

    He also appeared, albeit briefly, in the iconic film Singles, and contributed to its soundtrack.

    • Violet Mfkr

      best soundtrack ever

  • Kay B

    I think we kind of have to get over this, esp Clare. I thought she got hit by a bus.

  • makingconnections

    A few days break from Vicky Cornell’s viewpoint and now we hear from Clare….give us a real break.

    Eddie Vedder sang beautifully at the Oscars….a Tom Petty song that was fitting. End of story.

  • Lucas Santos

    Let it go.

  • Damon

    David Bowie was also on several soundtracks and Dune!

  • Bap

    I also noticed the snub. The conspiracy theories are true

    • Olga Stewart

      Conspiracy theories?

  • Cristiann

    I was actually surprised and a little disappointed that Chris wasn’t included in the remembrance part of the Oscars.

    I mean, I understand that they wanted to focus more on people who had contributed a lot to the film industry, but Chris wrote many amazing songs for several different movies. I still can’t believe he didn’t get an Oscar nomination for “You Know My Name” — that was an excellent song imo. And having Eddie perform during the remembrance only made the whole thing stranger to me. I’m not criticizing him at all — I know that he’s not responsible for who gets included or not in these type of things — but it’s just kind of odd to me, tbh.

    It’s not the end of the world, though. I’m sure the people who truly loved him, and were inspired by him, still remember Chris every day.

  • MaryAnn

    Sadly, Tom Petty also died last year. For the record, he wrote and sang, along with the Heartbreakers, all of the original songs on the soundtrack for “She’s The One” in the late 90s. It’s so sad that Chris Cornell was not included in the “In Memoriam” segment as he contributed songs to many films, as has been noted by others in these comments.
    Eddie Vedder was a huge fan and a friend of Tom Petty. He spoke in interviews about how much Petty had influenced him to become a musician when he was in his teens. That’s why it was Vedder who was performing Petty’s beautiful song, “Room at the Top of the World” during the “In Memorium” part of the Oscars.

  • laforge1701

    Did Tobe Hooper kill himself? Did any of the honorees?
    I mean, if they honored Chester bannington and skipped Chris, then I’m going to be upset.

    But maybe, just maybe, the Oscars did the right thing and snubbed suicides since we shouldn’t be celebrating those people.

    Understand, I loved and miss Chris.

    But he died a cowards death, and should be an example of what not to do, and not hailed or put in the same light as Tom Petty.

    • Kay B

      I don’t think they were cowards, however I think they did not include them because of the manner of death. But is someones accomplishments more expendable than someone else’s because of the manner? It doesn’t really matter because except for a few, most people of the Academy and most people in that building that night listen to Justin Bieber. Demi Lavato , Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars.

      • laforge1701

        People who commit suicide are cowards.

        And to answer your question…yes…some people’s deaths are more Expendable than others because they took the coward’s way out…

        Chris and Chester do not deserve any respect in an awards show.
        .

        • Kay B

          Have you ever had suicide in your family? Not all are cowards. Many have severe mental disease. Depression, bipolar ect. Have you or anyone you know been affected with this? Or child molestation? Please do us a favor and don’t breed.

          • laforge1701

            Yes I have, and yes they are all cowards

          • Kay B

            I said please don’t breed. The end.

          • laforge1701

            If only had someone had said that to your mother then the world would be a better place

          • Kay B

            I take organs from people willing to give life to another and transplant them into other beings. This world is a better place because of people like me. I save lives. The world is a sadder place because of people like you.

          • Olga Stewart

            You leave Kay alone.

            She is ten times the person you will ever be.

          • Kay B

            Good one….(fake laugh)

          • laforge1701

            Chris Cornell was a drug addict who took the coward’s way out and killed himself..

            Chester Bennington exactly the same thing

          • whatevergirl70

            Your judgement of suicide as a cowardly act is questionable and lacks empathy. People do regrettable things when they are in the midst of despair, regardless of whether or not their desperation is warranted. So please save your judgement.
            Being vulnerable to emotion is a human trait. We all have our strengths and shortcomings as humans. If you are someone who can resist acting, perhaps irrationally, on your emotions good for you. It’s one of your strengths. Not everyone can do it.
            All of the people you mentioned made tremendous contributions in entertainment. To ignore their professional contributions based on their personal shortcomings doesn’t seem right.

          • laforge1701

            By your logic, whatever girl, we should be giving a lot of respect to Hitler. Yes I’m using an extreme example.. but..

            I mean he was a highly successful national leader, he just had that nasty habit of wanting to kill Jews. I mean although it’s negative one could argue that Hitler’s contribution to the world is far more impactful then Chris’s was to music…

            Except that it went much further, how is that different then the concept of… oh Chris was a great musician, but he was a drug addict who killed himself where he had something really great about him and huge personal flaw.

            Great leader vs a great musician.

            Genocidal Maniac versus a drug addict loser.

            By your concept Ted Bundy should be treated the same way, he was a really nice guy and quite a ladies man.. just like to kill people

            It is commonly accepted in the general populace as well as in psychiatric circles, that suicide is people giving up, in other words …being cowards…

            People who commit suicide are cowards. They have given up. In In the case of Chris he abandoned his children. If there were a hell he should be there.

            Chester abandoned his children.

            Cobain abandon his child and wife.

            Williams abandoned his daughter, fortunately in her case she’s an adult and is equipped to take care of herself.

          • whatevergirl70

            Well I applaud you for having the courage to openly display your shortcoming… critical thinking. Thank you for being so brave.
            Moreover, I’m thinking if the United Guild of Serial Killers or the Genocide Committee held an award ceremony neither Hitler nor Bundy would be snubbed. Nope no one would deny their contributions to the craft.
            WTH? I must admit my first reaction was to pick your argument apart, but it’s so lame it doesn’t deserve the time.

          • Playin Jane

            well said!

          • Kay B

            When we want your opinion we will give it to you. They aren’t worth YOUR sympathy, not anyone’s. We all have the right to be sympathetic. Your ass must be jealous of all the shit that comes out of your mouth.

          • Olga Stewart

            There is no point in debating with laforge1701 because he knows everything and the rest of us are cretins.

            Lord help us all.

          • Kay B

            I bet he is a fan of Fox News.

          • whatevergirl70

            You seem to be confusing empathy with sympathy they’re two different things. I said your judgment lack empathy I said nothing about sympathy.

          • laforge1701

            .. as someone who is not a drug addict, I wouldn’t have empathy.

            I lack sympathy for his problems, because I don’t share them. I’m not feeling empathy because I can’t put myself in his shoes. Because I would never be a drug addict who abandoned his children.

            To sum up the differences between the most commonly used meanings of these two terms: *sympathy* is feeling compassion, sorrow, or pity for the hardships that another person encounters, while *empathy* is putting yourself in the shoes of another.

          • whatevergirl70

            I’m glad you looked it up and now understand the difference. That was wonderful of you to include the definition for others who may be confused.
            I’m sure your friends (should you have any) are happy you beat the cancer 4 times. However, should it come back for a 5th time, I personally would root for the cancer. I guess I lack sympathy when it comes to arrogant pukes.

          • Olga Stewart

            Well, I do believe in karma.

            So perhaps what laforge has had to deal with is karma for how he has treated others.

            I know it’s not a nice viewpoint.

            But what comes around goes around.

          • Kay B

            Ha you crack me up…..looked it up….

          • Olga Stewart

            He probably had to.

          • Olga Stewart

            I think about my dad who lost his one and only battle with cancer.

            He was a good, kind hearted, caring, smart man.

            He’s no longer on this earth.

            But someone like laforge1701 is.

            And instead of being grateful that he has his life, he decides to be an ass to everyone around him.

            I just don’t understand it.

          • laforge1701

            Unlike you… i’ve actually had people who want to have sex with me, and even reproduced. I even have grandkids…

          • Olga Stewart

            And what happens if one of your grandkids is suicidal?

            And he or she comes to you for support.

            Are you going to tell him or her that he or she is a coward for even considering it?

          • laforge1701

            Nope. Get them help. I mean, Vicki knew he was suicidal and ignored it.

          • Olga Stewart

            But it’s okay to call someone else (who is suicidal) a coward?

          • laforge1701

            Absolutely. Just not to their face. If they’re still alive, get them help.
            There’s something called tact.

            Doesn’t mean they aren’t cowards.

          • Olga Stewart

            Sorry but you aren’t tactful by calling them cowards.

            Whether it’s online or offline (and in private).

            In fact, you are a coward for not saying it to their face and then seeing how they would react.

            But then, I doubt you would want to have to deal with the reaction that you would get from that.

          • Olga Stewart

            Oh and I’m not afraid to tell you that it is people like you who make despair for the state of this world.

            I also think where this particular article is concerned, you have been rude, mean, and thoughtless.

          • laforge1701

            Chris Cornell drug addict.

            This is a fact.

          • Olga Stewart

            And you are an idiot.

            That is a fact.

            Also, goodbye because you are worth neither my time, energy, and attention.

          • laforge1701

            Yet you keep replying

          • Kay B

            Sorry Olga just read this!

          • Olga Stewart

            It’s all right.

            He’s been blocked.

            So he repeat the word ‘coward’ to the air.

          • Kay B

            You’re an asshole. This is a fact.

          • Kay B

            It is easy to call names behind a computer grandpa.

          • Kay B

            Having sex with yourself doesn’t count pony boy. Neither does in vitro.

          • laforge1701

            As a four-time cancer Survivor and someone has also been shot and stabbed and gone from being a millionaire to being homeless I’ve considered it.. and I know it’s how a coward reacts.

            I’m not a coward which is why I didn’t do it

          • Kay B

            God obviously loves fools.

          • Playin Jane

            I think that because you beat cancer 4 times you feel like you have the right to judge others..you were given a chance at life FOUR TIMES but yet your still a heartless jackass..what will it take for you to be more humble and to just love your fellow man??

          • Kay B

            Boo…

          • laforge1701

            And instead of dealing with her mental disease they took drugs or they committed suicide … Like weak-willed cowards

          • Olga Stewart

            Not that either of them were.

            But it’s the viewpoints of morons like you that make people like both Chris and Chester suffer even more.

            And they don’t feel they can turn to anyone because of being judged.

            So remember that the next time you are being judged.

        • How’s it possible? PretzelLogi

          Yes they do. If it’s for music award then they obviously should be considered. Was it a “manner of death award?”
          And I don’t see “shadow of the sun” mentioned. Awesome song. Collateral is a cool flick.

        • How’s it possible? PretzelLogi

          I don’t think Geordi would approve of that line of thinking sir.

          • laforge1701

            Well it’s 2018, and not stardate 57324.5 and in this day and age giving up and committing suicide is still an act of cowardice
            ..

          • How’s it possible? PretzelLogi

            Killing yourself as a form of running away from something is perhaps cowardly.
            But making a choice to just say “fuck it” is OK too. It’s a right. One that’s not given by law or religion. And I realize that most suicide cases involve psychological issues of some sort, and the situation I’m referring to is rare but if an otherwise “normal” person with no history of issues or anything just says “dude I’m done” and takes their self out in a decent manner. I just think it’s their choice ultimately.

          • laforge1701

            Technically, it’s not a right. Especially when you have children or other family to care for.

          • How’s it possible? PretzelLogi

            I just disagree, as an individual commanding his/her own human starship in life, they have a right to initiate the self destruct sequence if they personally deem it necessary.
            The debate on who’s being more selfish in terms of the person or their family and loved ones will continue I’m sure…
            It kinda all goes back to the assisted suicide/kavorkian debates and the hair splitting still continues…

          • laforge1701

            Our society as a whole has deemed it wrong, that is why it’s been made illegal… Just not punishable if successful.

            And if you follow most Western religions, it’s also wrong within them as well.

            Lastly it’s ridiculously selfish.. yet another trait of cowards.

          • makingconnections

            You are talking nonsense in my opinion. Thank goodness people are evolving and realizing that suicide happens sometimes and we who are left behind should support each other and speak respectfully of the person we lost. It’s not that complicated. I’ve been to many funerals in Catholic Churches for people who have committed suicide. One elderly priest used to say: “May………find the peace in the hereafter that they were unable to find here.”

          • laforge1701

            So what you’re telling me is I’m supposed to respect someone who killed himself and left their children without a father?

          • makingconnections

            Do you remember the scene in “Dead Man Walking” when the convict was being rude to the Sister visiting him. She said: Please, be respectful. He said: Why, because you’re some kind of nun? Her answer was: No, because I’m a human being. That’s the story I tell my children when they don’t understand respect.

          • laforge1701

            Dead Man Walking isn’t real. When the movie End no consequences actually exist.

            Chris Cornell was a real person his children are real people who don’t have a father.

            What happened in some movie has no bearing on real life.

            I’ve seen movies where people fight cybernetic organisms who can fly and regenerate Limbs and shoot lasers out of their eyeballs that has no bearing on real life either.

            Chris Cornell was a real person who took drugs and killed himself and left his children without a father

            Chester Bennington is a real person who took drugs and killed himself and left his six children without a father.

            Movie references aren’t going to fix anything.
            Their lives are not going to be perfect and problem-free in 90 minutes.
            They have to spend the rest of their lives knowing that their father cared more about drugs and himself then about his family…

            They have to grow up knowing that their father didn’t love them enough to stick it out.

            Because he was a coward.

          • makingconnections

            Your’s is a very sad viewpoint, but I’ll respect your right to think as you do.

          • laforge1701

            Yet my viewpoint is the consensus in society.

            Drug addiction is bad Mmmkay?
            Abandoning your children is bad.
            Killing yourself is bad..

          • makingconnections

            …very simplistic thinking there….I do not believe your viewpoint in the consensus.

          • laforge1701

            The fact that it’s against the law means that it’s something that society as a majority believe. When a belief process is in the majority then that is the consensus.

            Drugs addiction is bad, more than 50% of Americans believe that. Suicide is bad more than 50% of Americans believe that. Abandoning your children is bad more than 50% of Americans believe that.

            Consensus

            Just because you think that are getting addicted to drugs and killing yourself and abandoning your children is perfectly fine doesn’t mean that it is.

          • makingconnections

            The is my last response. In my country, Canada, our representatives in Parliament listened to the people and prevented suicide from being a crime. This happened in 1972. That’s some time ago. It’s not anything that is discussed here. Tears are shed…that’s all.

            I believe the US has mostly states that have taken away suicide as a crime and those that still have it as a crime on their books, do not prosecute.

          • laforge1701

            I’m glad it’s your last comment on this subject. Because that just proves that you’re giving up.. Like another coward

          • Olga Stewart

            Well, I wish you would give up already.

            You’re fighting a losing battle here.

            Oh I live in Canada.

            Actually, I was born elsewhere and them my family moved to Canada.

            So while it’s my second home, it’s one I’m very proud of being a part of.

            Therefore, please keep your nasty comments about both it and its’ people to yourself.

          • Kay B

            I haven’t heard from you recently coward. Giving up?

          • Olga Stewart

            Probably thinking of more ways to say the word ‘coward’.

          • Kay B

            No kidding. We get the coward part…..

          • Kay B

            Where are you getting your stats? Everything you have said is false. And again, it is not against the law in the US to commit suicide.

          • Kay B

            50% is not consensuses.

          • Olga Stewart

            LIke makingconnections, I respect your viewpoint.

            I don’t agree with it though.

            And I think you have went beyond beating a horse to death by now.

          • makingconnections

            HaHa….you’re particularly funny in the evening or perhaps I’m just more receptive to your humour then!

          • Olga Stewart

            I think that may be when my sense of humour is most potent. :).

          • Kay B

            The movie was based on the true story of Robert Lee Willie.

          • laforge1701

            Don’t care.

            Chester Bennington had 6 kids.

          • Kay B

            Again the subject was about Dead Man Walking. You can’t argue yourself out of a wet bag.

          • Kay B

            No we are telling you to not comment on someone you don’t respect. What is the point of that? You don’t respect him…fine no one gives a shit jerkoff.

          • Olga Stewart

            No.

            We’re telling you if an article doesn’t resonate with you, then don’t click on it.

          • laforge1701

            And that because I don’t decide to respect a drug addict a******something’s wrong with me…

          • Kay B

            You don’t have to respect him. But then don’t click on any article with the words :Chris Cornell. Is that not a waste of your time if you loathe him so much? I don’t click on Billy Corgan articles….take a hint.

          • Olga Stewart

            Ah but unstick the needle already.

          • How’s it possible? PretzelLogi

            I’m discussing the matter without the programmed guilty consciousness involved with religion. I’m not talking about a person who simply can’t imagine life without drugs and depression and runs away through deaths door. Again, the situation I’m referring to is very unlikely and rare but the simple fact remains….it’s their life, it’s their choice ultimately.

          • laforge1701

            If you notice I brought up legality.. laws are created because our society thinks things should be prohibited.. until suicide or attempted suicide is considered socially acceptable and therefore the laws against it or revoked then what Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington did was wrong.

            I am not going to respect a drug addict who abandons their children.

            If you choose to respect a drug addict abandons their children, then that’s your problem.

          • makingconnections

            I don’t consider it a problem….it’s probably one of the better aspects of my values.

          • Kay B

            I addressed this above.

          • makingconnections

            So you did; I didn’t read the whole thread I guess….just anxious to argue with a nut bar I suppose….why do we do it?

          • Kay B

            No worries I just added it. I don’t know. They like to think they are educated but they aren’t.

          • makingconnections

            It’s so telling that he quotes Vicki Cornell and her nonsense about the Opioid Crisis, about which she knows nothing. She degrades her husband, making him seem like a weak person and empowers the crazies to badmouth him. She’s the truly uneducated one.

          • Kay B

            They are dumb sheep following an even dumber shepherd.

          • How’s it possible? PretzelLogi

            I definitely respect him.
            And aside from religious influence on said “laws”, it’s partly illegal because people falling out of the damn sky making nasty messes isn’t good for tourism and abit dangerous.
            Regardless of its legality, it’s not likely to become socially acceptable to do that type of personal business openly/publicly.

          • laforge1701

            Well that makes you the one with the flaws,

            you respect a drug addict who abandoned his children.

            No further things you have to say have any bearing on reality.

          • How’s it possible? PretzelLogi

            I respect him, flawed or not.
            It was his choice. I don’t know what kind of demons he was fighting that night. Maybe in his mind he was finally destroying the worst one. I don’t know. And because of that I won’t just decide for him and pass opinion. It’s his personal choice.
            It’s not necessary for everybody to understand everything.
            And yes what I say has a bearing on reality. Just the same as you. People are reading this and thinking for themselves and that’s the primary objective.
            #PeaceBrah

          • laforge1701

            Yep, like I said you choose to defend a drug addict who abandoned his children.

            Your decision making process as flawed and therefore no opinion you have is valid.

          • Kay B

            Get off your soap box. No one put a gun to your head and forced you to read it. Unfortunate for us.

          • Kay B

            If you don’t care for Chris get off this thread then. What is the point of you coming to a thread on him and then bashing the shit out of him. Go comment on something you care about.

          • laforge1701

            Free Speech, besides Brett pushed this b******* into my news feed from how.
            You also missed where I said that I miss Chris and love his music.

            Doesn’t change the fact that he was a drug addict who left his children and committed suicide.

            My opinion, and considering that this was originally in an op-ed article, is that the reason why the Oscars skipped over Chris Cornell is because he was a coward drug addict who committed suicide and abandon his children.. since this discussion thread is in response to an article written by Brett Buchanan about why he was snubbed at the Oscars. I’m giving the answer to the question

            They didn’t honor Chris Cornell because he was a drug addict loser who committed suicide and abandoned his children..

            You don’t celebrate people like that

          • Kay B

            Why did they celebrate Tom Petty then? He had a drug in him that wasn’t even legal in the US. But they sang his song. What about Carrie Fisher? They celebrated her too. She had heroin in her system. And I didn’t miss anything you stated. You loved the guy blah….blah….

          • makingconnections

            I know Carrie Fisher had problems with drugs and I loved her openness about addiction and mental illness. She did so much to move the conversation forward. I read recently that her death was actually caused by sleep apnea. Interesting because it’s a condition that so many people are unaware that they have. . . . something else to worry about!

          • Kay B

            Yes it was a combo of apnea and drugs. Both in combination suppressing the heart. Years of abuse didn’t help either. I was actual surprised drugs were found in hr system. I thought she had recovered and stayed that way with all the Star Wars movies coming out. I don’t know what the ass above is talking about all these drugs that were found in Chris’ system that were not prescribed to him. Is he talking about the cough medicine? The narcan the EMTs gave him? I see he hasn’t responded to me about the subject. Probably because he knows nothing of the subject.

          • makingconnections

            –another newbie trying to join this century or sent by a PR team.

          • Olga Stewart

            I’m beginning to think they are getting cloned or factory produced.

          • makingconnections

            Yes, I’m sure they’d consider any option. I suppose there will always be people wanting to discuss this tragedy but generally speaking, I feel that it’s nearly over for many of us. Every now and then into the future we’ll hear of Vicky Cornell’s latest effort to be famous and it will bring back memories of her terribly behaviour, but it will just be a memory. That’s what I hope for anyway.

          • Olga Stewart
          • Kay B

            Again suicide is not against the law in the US.

          • Olga Stewart

            Why are you even commenting on this article then?

            You have no respect for those who commit suicide.

            You also think they are both selfish and cowardly.

            So why should Chris being snubbed by the Oscars even matter to you?

          • Kay B

            It is not illegal to commit suicide in the US.

            As a side note, part of the reason suicide is considered a crime or a sin comes from a Marxist point of view of how the church manipulated the poorer people.

            In the past, the church often touted rewards in the after life in exchange for virtue during life. Virtue often embodied working for the church for free, giving them money, working the lands of the peerage, and living in extreme poverty and suffering. Being poor and meek are common elements that the church has encouraged in their teaching. This helped keep down rebellion and the pesky task of treating people well….which greatly benefited the people in power.

          • makingconnections

            You’re right Kay. So much of the doctrine of the church has little to do with the teachings of Jesus. The rules upon rules were to keep the people in chains and obedient as you say.

          • Kay B

            Suicide is considered “sin” or “wrong” in certain religious sects. That doesn’t automatically make it illegal in the US. This guy is an idiot.

            On a different note, I was about to take a Lush bath? Do you ever hit up this store in Canada?

          • makingconnections

            No, I always walk by….should I stop in?

            My friend once had a package questioned because she was sending it to a friend in Europe and said it contained a “bath bomb”. haha….it’s still as funny as when it happened when bath bombs first made the scene.

          • Kay B

            That would be dangerous if I lived that close to one.
            I love the store. It can be a bit pricey so I try to go only a few times a year and stock up. Well worth it though. I have been a fan since 96.

          • makingconnections

            I’ll check it out……as my Aunt says: “……is the French Soap Type”. I think it came from living on a boat for a few years and making the most of every shower!
            There’s no insomnia when you are on a lovely fishing boat with the sea rocking you to sleep each night. I don’t sleep well either Kay.

          • Kay B

            Technically it is a right :In 1997, the Supreme Court took up the matter in Washington v. Glucksberg. … They argued that assisted suicide and the right to die was a liberty interest protected by the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment.

          • laforge1701

            Too bad.

          • Kay B

            So you admit you have no fucking clue.

          • laforge1701

            I admit he was a drug addict who killed himself

          • Kay B

            The statement wasn’t about that. It was about a person’s right to die. You were wrong.

          • Olga Stewart

            Yes, it is.

            You should know, as you talk about your right to free speech.

          • makingconnections

            Regarding religion and suicide, it used to be that if one committed suicide they couldn’t be buried in a Catholic cemetery; however, even the ancient, old Catholic Church has joined this century and now allows burials of people who were suffering from mental illness when they took their lives.

    • Leslie Winter

      Anyone that read the autopsy knows he did not kill himself!!!!! Nevertheless what right does anyone have to judge a musicians entire career because of the manner of their death!!!!! In particular Chris Cornel will always be remembered first & foremost for his music not his death!!!!!!

      • laforge1701

        Autopsy report posted on this very website.

        EVIDENCE OF INJURY- HANGING:

        A circumferential ligature furrow mark was around the neck. On the anterior aspect and left side of the neck, the ligature furrow mark was dry, red-purple, and had areas of pallor. On the right side and posterior aspect of the neck, the ligature furrow mark was dry, faint red-purple, and had a central area of pallor.

        He hung himself. Suicide

      • laforge1701

        https://www.alternativenation.net/chris-cornells-death-certificate-released/

        Both of this article and the article about the autopsy were written by Brett Buchanan.

        Cause of death : hanging.

        With drugs in his blood and urine.

        • Kay B

          His drugs were in normal range. He had a script for them. The rest was given by the EMT. Another was for colds and headaches. Get over the drug scenario dipshit.

      • Kay B

        And yet you up vote this asshole.

    • Martha Diaz

      You have no right to comment Troll. It is people like you that make social media a joke.

      • laforge1701

        Free speech is a protected right in the United States Constitution.

        I literally have the right to say anything I want as long as I don’t protect me danger to others.

        Chris Cornell is a drug addict. I can say that One because it’s protected under my rights as an American citizen, and Chris Cornell was an American citizen who died in America and this is a message board that the base in America.

        I can also say it because it’s true. Even his wife has publicly admitted it, she’s currently on a crusade to try to battle opiate because of the fact that he was a drug addict.

        His autopsy shows that he had drugs in his system many of which he didn’t even have a prescription for. So they were illegally obtained.

        I can also say that he committed suicide. Because by National Record that’s his cause of death. According to the medical examiner he hung himself. It’s a fact. I’m also allowed to say that under my right of free speech.

        Again, US citizen, talkin about US citizen,.. I don’t care what you crazy Canadians do your loss don’t impact me.
        .

        • Kay B

          What drugs are you talking about? And if you think Vicky’s “crusade” is all about opiates you obviously haven’t been paying attention since last May.

          • Christina Hurst

            Vickys crusade it to pad her accounts till kingdom come.

        • Kay B

          Yes, and now you have the right to shut the fuck up.

        • makingconnections

          Thanks for being a perfect example of the type of thinker that Vicki Cornell attracts….troll……liar…….

          • Olga Stewart

            It was the ‘I have the right to say what I want blah blah blah’ that really set me off on him.

            We get it.

            We don’t need to be reminded.

            And if anything, it shows him up to be an even greater fool.

          • makingconnections

            I must admit that I like that he admits to being impressed by Vicki Cornell’s words. That shows how her carelessness impacts vulnerable people.

          • Olga Stewart

            I don’t know that it’s carelessness so much as trying to deceive people.

            And that’s more thought out.

          • makingconnections

            You’re right….she definitely has shown herself to be a person with an agenda. Sometimes I find it difficult to imagine how determined some women can be to “get their way”.

          • Olga Stewart

            And it’s people like him who just help to carry on Vicky’s agenda.

            Of course, you know what I (and quite a few others) think of that.

        • Olga Stewart

          He wasn’t a drug addict.

          And yes, you have the right to say what you want.

          And I have the right to say that you are an idiot.

        • Olga Stewart

          Oh and if you are believing his wife?

          Then I feel very sorry for you.

        • Olga Stewart

          Oh, and it’s doesn’t impact me, hoser.

        • Playin Jane

          free speech..yea, we all get it,but just because you can,doesnt mean you should.

          • Olga Stewart

            I couldn’t help snorting (in laughter) at your comment. :).

    • Olga Stewart

      Chester wasn’t mentioned.

      And what the hell with snubbing someone because they committed suicide?

      And Chris wasn’t a coward.

      You are the coward for not even trying to understand what he was dealing with.

    • dakotablue

      By your “logic,” we shouldn’t celebrate Ernest Hemingway as a great writer because he shot himself. DUH. Recognizing wonderful creations is not contingent on approval of the creator’s life (or death).

      • Olga Stewart

        Both Charles Boyer and George Sanders (both actors) committed suicide.

        And both are remembered and celebrated.

  • Christopher M McHenry

    What about Chester Bennington and all the music Linkin Park did for the Transformer movies.

  • roseann cherasaro

    Chris should have been mentioned ..And why is Sound Garden not in the High?

  • Stone Gossardish

    Even more ironic that Vedder was such a good guy to even show up. Oscars snubbed him foolishy for his own soundtrack work. So a ton of irony all around and once again, Vedder proves to be the bigger man.

    Why? I don’t know. I’d of told the Oscars that I’d be Into the Wild that day and they could suck it.

    • makingconnections

      I think Eddie Vedder conducts himself very well. When he was singing it was so heartfelt that I felt like he was singing all of those that had died in the past year, everyone.

    • Olga Stewart

      I don’t know if Eddie even knows Clare.

      And if so, I’m sure that he doesn’t care what she says about him.

      • Stone Gossardish

        You’re probably right. But he does know the Oscar’s inexplicably snubbed his work without explanation. It wasn’t a close call whether he should’ve been nominated, it was nearly a given that he’d win far and away as he came up with one of the 15 best soundtracks of all time, conservatively.

        Rise, alone, has at times even transcended the film, as it was used as the theme song for Stand Up 2 Cancer at the start of that effort. ITW is the rare album that left you wishing it was longer.