Chester Bennington’s Widow Reveals How Chris Cornell Suffered ‘Drug Induced Delirium’


You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Late Linkin Park and Stone Temple Pilots singer Chester Bennington’s widow Talinda discussed the death of late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell in a new Instagram post.

“Thanks so much for all of your support and views to the #BellLetsTalkDay lifestream! I wanted to take this opportunity to point out that while the circumstances leading up to mine and Vicky Cornell’s husband’s passing, although both are shocking and tragic, were very different.

It is extremely important we are all aware that it’s not just depression and ideation that can take a life. As a close friend and a mental health advocate, I can share that Chris did not have depression at the time of his death nor did he suffer from any suicidal ideation – but a drug induced delirium.

Everyone’s experience is different and should never be bundled into a one size fits all. Chris Cornell’s story is an extremely important lesson from as well.”

Cornell’s death was ruled a suicide by hanging in May 2017 by medical examiners. Chester Bennington’s death was also ruled a suicide by hanging in July 2017.

Talinda Bennington also shared the following heartwarming story recently on Instagram about her late husband.

“Shortly before Chester passed, he received this dog tag from a veteran. On it says, ‘WITHOUT COURAGE, WISDOM BEARS NO FRUIT.’ I found this after he passed, at a time when I needed to hear it the most. So I want to pass that to you. Now you know – we’ve shared this wisdom with you, but it takes courage. And I wish that courage to every one of you to take care of yourselves.