It was reported that a mix of 7 different drugs were found during the investigation into Chris’s death, leading his wife to conclude that he would not have done this under normal circumstances, however, Cornell suffered from depression for years, and also had issues with drug abuse.

I don’t think that he could make any decisions because of the level of impairment
- Vicky Cornell

In the interview, Chris Cornell talks about drug and alcohol abuse & addiction, stating that it affects people all over the world from all walks of life, however the only reason it appears to only be an issue with ‘Rock Stars’ is the simple fact that it gets talked about on the radio and TV, and everyday people largely go unnoticed.

“If someone has a propendency to abuse alcohol or drugs, and they didn’t meet the wrong sort of people this weekend they’re gonna meet another guy somewhere’s a matter of course as to what point you run into it in your life and realise….you have to confront the problem” - Chris Cornell

Author Bio: AC Speed

Senior Editor

I started my career as a music journalist in 2013 and have been involved in the music industry as a touring musician, studio engineer and artist consultant since 2002, as well as previously being a signed artist. My passion for delivering high quality, informative music-related news is a daily driving force behind the content I create. Also a huge gaming nerd! Born in the United Kingdom and currently living in Sweden. Skål!


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