You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Chris Cornell’s lawyer Kirk Pasich discussed an investigation into his death in a new Law Dragon interview, and how the prescription drug Ativan appeared to have played a role.
“This isn’t what he’d do. He had very strong feelings about people who would commit suicide when they had kids, very strong negative feelings about it. It was deeply troubling to him when people would do it, so we always thought there was more to the story than Chris Cornell killed himself. One of the things that we said early on was we don’t know what all the answers are. We want to see what the toxicology report says because we don’t believe that Chris Cornell would have knowingly, understandingly intentionally taken his life.
When the tox reports came back, the medical examiner’s conclusion was, in essence, to the effect of ‘Well, he didn’t die from a drug overdose. He died from the noose around his neck that caused asphyxiation. We have no evidence that anyone put that exercise band around his neck other than Chris himself, so we call that suicide.’ I don’t think that means it’s suicide from anybody else’s point of view.”
Medical examiners determined that Chris Cornell died by suicide from hanging in May 2017.
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