Newswire: Chris Cornell’s family questions suicide finding

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Sad news got even sadder yesterday, when the death of Soundgarden and Audioslave singer Chris Cornell was confirmed to be a suicide. The Detroit police department began its investigation of Cornell’s death, which culminated with the Wayne Country medical examiner officially ruling it a suicide due in part to finding “band around his neck.” But Vicky Cornell, the late singer’s wife, doesn’t agree with the medical examiner’s findings. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kirk Pasich, an attorney for the Cornell family, has issued a letter about the ruling on their behalf, saying they’re “disturbed at inferences that Chris knowingly and intentionally took his life.”

Cornell’s family believes he might have suffered an accidental overdose of anxiety medication. The letter acknowledges that “without the results of toxicology tests, we do not know what was going on with Chris—or if any substances contributed to his ...