Chris Cornell’s death was without a doubt a shock for the whole world. Although not much detail has been revealed with regards to what happened, now, a police report may make some light over the events.
In the police report, the wife of the late singer, Vicky Cornell, gives some details of her last conversation with her husband. Chris committed suicide in his hotel room and it has been claimed that he was very tired before his death. The police report was obtained by The Detroit News. The report indicated that the star told his wife that “I am just tired.”
Vicky told the police that she had conversations with her husband after his concert in Detroit and she noticed that something was not right after having those discussions. “He was different,” Vicky said. “When he told me he may have taken an extra Ativan or two, I contacted security and asked that they check on him,” she also said.
Chris received two Ativan pills from his bodyguard, Martin Kristin. The singer allegedly took this medication for his anxiety. Martin left the room and Chris remained alone, however, he returned to the room after Vicky called him and asked him to check on her husband. Martin said that the security of the hotel did not allow him to enter the room because “he is not registered to that room.” Martin finally kicked the door open and found Chris “laying on the bathroom floor.” Allegedly, blood was running down his mouth and Chris had an exercise band around his neck.
TMZ reported that the singer fastened the band to a carabiner that had been lodged into the doorframe, which lead to indentation marks. The police, who soon arrived on the scene, said that Chris’ wife “stated victim is a recovered drug addict.” “Chris, a recovering addict, had a prescription for Ativan and may have taken more Ativan than recommended dosages. The family believes that if Chris took his life, he did not know what he was doing, and that drugs or other substances may have affected his actions,” a statement from the family’s lawyer also said.