Chris Cornell’s family thinks medication may have played part in suicide

In a statement through their attorney, Chris Cornell‘s family does not believe the Soundgarden and Audioslave singer knew “what he was doing” when he took his own life earlier this week in Detroit.

“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,” family attorney Kirk Pasich stated early Friday morning in a press release.

After news broke early Thursday of the rocker’s death at the age of 52, the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that “the “cause of death [was] hanging by suicide.”

Cornell’s wife Vicky added in the new statement that Chris spoke with her before his Detroit show on Wednesday night and “discussed plans for a vacation over Memorial…

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