Chris Cornell was the singer, and songwriter of Temple of the Dog, although he was best known as the lead vocalist for the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. On May 18, 2017, Cornell was found dead in his hotel room in Detroit, Michigan, at the age of 52. His death was ruled a suicide by hanging.
Cornell had a history of drug and alcohol abuse, and had reportedly been sober for several years prior to his death. However, his wife later stated that he may have taken an extra dose of the prescription anti-anxiety medication Ativan, which can cause suicidal thoughts and actions as a side effect.
The news of Cornell’s death was met with shock and sadness by fans and fellow musicians alike, with many paying tribute to his talent and contributions to the music industry. A public memorial service was held for him in Los Angeles, which was attended by a number of high-profile musicians and celebrities.
In the years since Cornell’s passing, his legacy has continued to be celebrated by fans and musicians around the world. Several tribute concerts and events have been held in his honor, and his music continues to inspire new generations of fans. However, his death has also raised awareness about the importance of mental health and the dangers of prescription drug abuse.