[270] Pasich became the spokesperson for the widow and blamed Ativan for the singer's death, stating that Cornell would not intentionally take his own life. I mean, we've been talking about it for at least three or four years now. The album proved commercially unsuccessful selling 393,000 copies in the U.S.,[71] although the album's single "Can't Change Me" was nominated for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance at the 2000 Grammy Awards. ... Vicky, revealed her husband was slurring his speech on the evening he died – … Cornell performed two of those coinciding with the debut of the album on September 21 and 22, 1999 at the Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood California. [178], Cornell sang one song (which he co-wrote) on "Slash", Slash's solo record released in April 2010. [110][111], Their debut album, Audioslave, released in November 2002, spawned hits such as "Cochise", "Like a Stone" and "Show Me How to Live", and has reached triple platinum status in the United States. Sad for me when friends of mine died because of it. "[344], Following his death, the sales and streams of Cornell's discography grew by more than 550% from the week prior to his death. Two of the songs from the third album, "Shape of Things to Come" and "Wide Awake" were also prominently featured in Michael Mann's 2006 film, Miami Vice, prior to the release of the album. @soundgarden #nomorebullshit pic.twitter.com/BqXx9veFoD, — Chris Cornell (@chriscornell) May 18, 2017, POLICE REPORT: Chris Cornell Hung Himself With Workout Band After Taking ‘Extra’ Prescription Drug, Chris Cornell at Lollapalooza Brazil in 2014 (Getty). "[253] In 1999, Cornell said the following about depression: No one really knows what run-of-the-mill depression is. [5][6][7] He was nominated for 16 Grammy Awards, winning three. [14] He attended Christ the King, a Catholic elementary school,[22] where he performed for the first time in front of a crowd, singing the 1960s anti-war song "One Tin Soldier". The mission of the series is to help destigmatize the conversations around mental health. Though the band was being courted by major labels, they signed to independent label SST Records in 1988 to release their debut album, Ultramega OK, for which they earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Metal Performance in 1990. It was one of the coolest things I saw Chris do. It was one of those super powerful moments, where it was all a big healing for everybody. Rappler.com. I was just kind of shutting down. Unfortunately, being a child of two alcoholics, I started drinking a lot, and that's what eventually got me back into drugs. The song leaked on the internet. — Alexander William (@AlexAllTimeLow) May 18, 2017. The latter part of 2015 saw Cornell playing theaters and concert halls in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand, and early in 2016, he played throughout Scandinavia and Western Europe (including a four-night stand at Royal … From 14 to 16, I didn't have any friends. And we never talked about.. it’s just not there.’. This tour, in a sense, is the dealing. It's a stream of thought, it's a possibility—it's definitely something that somebody was feeling when they were writing. [264][266] No pills were found in Cornell's stomach. Matt Cameron became the band's full-time drummer in 1986, while bassist Ben Shepherd became a permanent replacement for Yamamoto in 1990. Thursday 18 May 2017 09:41. I wish the other three members nothing but the best in all of their future endeavors. In Kurt's case, whatever he was thinking and whatever he was writing, there wasn't an arrow pointing at what his demise was. [174], Cornell co-wrote (with Brian Howes) David Cook's first post-American Idol album single, "Light On", released in 2008. There's nothing you can do...if your best friend has a problem and it's very serious, there's nothing you're going to be able to do about it and it was sad for me and the people around me. [29] At the age of 12, he had access to alcohol, marijuana, LSD, psilocybin mushrooms and prescription drugs; he used them daily by 13, stopped for a year, but relapsed at age 15 for another year until he turned to music. ", "Soundgarden Record First Song in 15 Years for 'Avengers' Soundtrack", "Soundgarden's Kim Thayil Talks 'Echo of Miles,' a New Collection of Originals, Covers and Oddities", "Pearl Jam's Matt Cameron Premieres 'Time Can't Wait' Lyric Video: Watch", "Surviving Soundgarden members speak out about the future of the band", "Soundgarden's Kim Thayil Says MC5 Anniversary Tour Helped Him 'Come Out of the Fetal Position, "Kim Thayil talks Soundgarden's future, playing with rebooted MC5 — his 'favorite band ever. He later confirmed it in an interview with Metal Hammer that was conducted from a clinic payphone. Sometimes it's just chemical. In December 2008, Cornell wrote how after four years of going through the court system, he finally got his collection of 15 guitars back from Silver after the divorce. [173] Cornell had recorded a demo of the song some time earlier,[citation needed] which was released only to members of the Eleven street team. "[61], Soundgarden made their first television appearance since their reunion on the second episode of Conan O'Brien's show on TBS, Conan, on November 9, 2010, and toured North America in summer 2011. It doesn't turn back the hands of time. [126] The first two singles were "Original Fire" and "Revelations". Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, who died in 2017, has a new posthumous album out Friday, featuring covers of Janis Joplin, Prince and more. In 2013, a portion of proceeds from ticket sales went to benefit the cause. [264] The medical examiner confirmed that the cause of death was hanging and the manner of death was ruled as suicide, adding that Cornell's injuries were all "consistent with hanging, partially suspended by the resistance exercise band,"[263] and that "drugs did not contribute" to the cause of death. [...] I always just ignore [them]. [37] As tensions grew within the band, reportedly due to internal strife over its creative direction, Soundgarden announced it was disbanding on April 9, 1997. At the end of the performance, a photo of Cornell was displayed on a screen behind the stage and Cantrell turned around and raised his fist saluting Cornell. Cornell was in the writing process of a second solo album, but decided to shelve that and pursue the opportunity to work with Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk when they approached him. [329], On July 20, 2020, Cornell's eldest daughter, Lily Cornell Silver launched an IGTV interview series on Instagram titled "Mind Wide Open" in honor of her father's 56th birthday. [259] Cornell was pronounced dead by a doctor at 1:30 a.m., at the age of 52. Based on Keedick's account, it appears he fell off the wagon before his last concert. As we reported, Chris had struggled with drug abuse for years, but his wife says he was clean when he died. Superunknown achieved quintuple platinum status in the United States,[42] triple platinum status in Canada,[43] and gold status in the United Kingdom,[44] Sweden,[45] and the Netherlands. The band split up in 1997 due to being “burned out” after years playing the same songs on tours. [188] Proceeds will benefit the Seattle Symphony and Vitalogy Foundation. The irony was, while what Cornell was singing in the lead single is true, “She’s going to change the world, but she can’t change me”, being 18 or 19-years-old is the perfect time to innovate yourself. But I do feel that depression can be useful. Cornell's most concentrated example of his own songwriting style remains on his first solo album Euphoria Morning,[206] as his subsequent works, whether with Audioslave or on his later solo albums, tend toward the conventional and only occasionally contain short but inventive interludes (e.g., "Like a Stone",[207] "Disappearing Act", "No Such Thing"). I feel like I could be real proud of it – because one, I didn't write it, and two, it was such a nice way to be ushered onto vinyl for the first time. Indra Warnes, Emma Lake and Guy Birchall May 24, 2017 6:28pm The medical examiner has ruled Cornell’s death to be suicide. Rage lead singer Zack de la Rocha left the band because of creative differences. 30 years of amazing music! He added that "Soundgarden ... want[s] something different from standard heavy metal. 'The cause of death has been determined as hanging by suicide. Everyone was still reeling from Andy [Andrew Wood]'s death... and they hadn't really played out yet. Before marrying Vicky, Cornell was married to Susan Silver from 1990-2004, and the couple had one daughter together. The band came on and Chris carried Eddie onto the stage – he was on his shoulders. From then on he was more relaxed. DETROIT — Multiple media outlets in Detroit are reporting that suicide is suspected in the death of rocker Chris Cornell. [122] Audioslave became the first American rock group to perform a concert in Cuba, playing in front of an audience of 70,000. [63], Soundgarden had continued to tour worldwide, and guitarist Kim Thayil mentioned in several interviews that the band was to begin work on material for their seventh album. Copyright © 2021 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. [244] The two were neighbors for a while and had shared vocal duties in Temple of The Dog. “We were devastated to hear about the sudden passing of Chris Cornell last night,” a statement on the festival’s website said. [289] The ceremony began with the cemetery's speakers playing Audioslave's "Like a Stone", as well as Cornell's last solo song released before his death, "The Promise". [102], In January 2015, Cornell announced via his Twitter account that he was in the studio recording a new solo album. Chris Cornell (Christopher John Boyle) was born on 20 July 1964 Monday in Seattle, Washington, U.S. and died of suicide by hanging on 18 May 2017 Thursday. Though not officially released onto CD, an hour-long acoustic concert Cornell performed on September 7, 2006 at O-Baren in Stockholm, is widely available for download under the title Chris Cornell: Unplugged in Sweden. "[258], Around 12:15 a.m. on May 18, 2017,[259] Cornells’ bodyguard found him unconscious in the bathroom of his hotel room, 1136, at the MGM Grand in Detroit, Michigan, after performing at a show with Soundgarden at the Fox Theatre on May 17. Knights of the Soundtable ride again!" Chris Cornell, lead singer for Soundgarden, has died … He added, "I'm really a huge fan of him, and everything that he has done. [Laughs] It's time to change it," Cornell stated. Considine criticized "Black Hole Sun" and "Half", stating that the former is "not a very good song" while the latter "is the virtual definition of a B-side. Ed was super, super shy. It was his first live album as a solo artist, and it included stripped-down performances of songs from his entire career as a solo artist as well as with Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog, plus covers of Led Zeppelin's "Thank You" and John Lennon's "Imagine". 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The album has since gone on to achieve platinum status. When Chris arrived he asked me if I wanted to check out the opening band, which was 30 Seconds to Mars. Taking to her Instagram, the 16-year-old budding musician shared … “We are speechless to hear about the unexpected passing of Chris Cornell last night,” the statement said. Sobriety can be a matter of life or death and Chris's courage in maintaining his health for years has been an inspiration. The tour received universally positive reviews. [140], Asked in February 2017 if there would be more Audioslave reunion shows in the future, frontman Cornell replied, "It's always a possibility. "Room a Thousand Years Wide" was released (along with the B-side "HIV Baby") as a 7" single through Sub Pop's Single of the Month club a full year before the release of Badmotorfinger, and later re-recorded for the album. [195] It was the first song recorded for his solo album Carry On, which he began work on in 2007. Chris Cornell was born Christopher John Boyle on July 20 1964 in Seattle, Washington. Security refused to assist. He also had a solo career and contributed to soundtracks. I apologize for any confusion or concern that was stirred up by the original article. Somehow it's "sexy" to be an addict (of which I am also familiar), but let's not talk about mental illness. I didn't deal well with Andy's death. [293] Pearl Jam, for whom Cameron also drums, released a tribute on their website with a picture of Cornell entitled "Chris". Cornell died on 18 May 2017 in his hotel room after a concert in Detroit, while Bennington passed away at his Palos Verdes Estates home on 20 July 2017. [64], Following Cornell's death, the surviving members of Soundgarden discussed the possibility of moving on with a replacement for him,[65][66][67] but Thayil confirmed in an October 2018 interview with Seattle Times that the band had once again dissolved. Rest In Peace. Reviewer J.D. The cause of death was officially ruled a suicide by hanging. 'Black Hole Sun' will live on as a classic, and his is a true legacy of rock and roll. "[136] As the other three members were busy with the Rage Against the Machine reunion with de la Rocha coming back, and Morello and Cornell had each released solo albums in 2007, Audioslave officially disbanded. For 24 hours the station became "Chris-FM" and included a two-hour special of Cornell DJing and playing his favorite songs of his career with the stories behind them leading up to a rebroadcast of his solo show from the previous night. [261] An MGM medic and EMS personnel were unable to revive Cornell. In August 2011, Cornell released "The Keeper", an original song written for the Marc Forster-directed 2011 film Machine Gun Preacher. Badmotorfinger included the singles "Jesus Christ Pose", "Outshined" and "Rusty Cage". [154][155] Vedder did not participate on the tour citing "family commitments", but the crowd sang his part in "Hunger Strike",[156] and Cornell dedicated the song to Vedder during the band's concert at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle on November 21, 2016. Jimi Hendrix could play the guitar like crazy, but Chris had the song-writing chops that we all sort of hoped to get to at different points in our songwriting careers. "[309], Foo Fighters' drummer Taylor Hawkins added a tribute image of Cornell on his touring drum kit in August 2017. Rocker Chris Cornell dies at 52 . In 2012, the singer and Vicky formed the Chris & Vicky Cornell Foundation, which sought to help children who face abuse, hunger and homelessness. "The title was so beautifully poetic to begin with, just the concept of euphoria in mourning; it was a moment I felt inspired and I let all the air out of it. He was a beautiful wordsmith. [212], Cornell made a cameo in the 1992 Seattle-based film Singles directed by Cameron Crowe, in which he appeared opposite Matt Dillon and Bridget Fonda. Cornell's last studio album, Higher Truth, was released on September 18, 2015. 4 on the list of "Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists" by Hit Parader,[11] No. How did he die? I feel so lucky that I got to be in a project with him, got to hang out with him, and just sort of witness his greatness. Chris Cornell, the powerful, dynamic singer whose band Soundgarden was one of the architects of grunge music, died on Wednesday night in Detroit hours after the band had performed there. Despite the exposure to other forms of media and the positive critical buzz for their third album, Audioslave did not tour behind the release. In 1997, Cornell collaborated with Eleven on a rendition of the song, "Ave Maria", for the Christmas compilation album, A Very Special Christmas 3. [275] Following Cornell's death, his older brother, Peter Cornell, started a campaign to raise awareness on depression and suicide prevention. Organizers of the festival sent their message of sympathy following the news of his suicide. But for me, it's been more of a trip relearning the songs and playing them together. [90] Timbaland has referred to the recording sessions as "The best work I've done in my career," and predicted that Cornell will be the "first rock star in the club". [34] During this time, there was a rumor that Cornell had checked himself into drug rehabilitation. [181], Cornell wrote the lyrics and shared vocals with Andrew Wood in the song "Island of Summer", which was recorded while they were living together in Seattle. [175], In 2009, Cornell co-wrote a song with a fan named Rory de la Rosa, who had lost his six-year-old daughter to cancer in 2008, and he was diagnosed with the same illness shortly afterwards. “The family believes if Chris took his life, he did not know what he was doing, and that drugs or other substances may have affected his actions,” he said to TMZ. [308], In August 2017, Seattle-based singer Shawn Smith announced a single in tribute to Cornell, "The Way You Made Your Garden Grow", set to be released on his first solo vinyl album. It debuted at number 17 on the American Billboard charts. [153], The band toured for the first time in the fall of 2016 in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their self-titled album. [176][177] In 2013, Cornell made the song available for streaming on his official website in honor of the kids who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook tragedy. #RIPChrisCornell pic.twitter.com/CtMULU42hk, — Fillmore Auditorium (@FillmoreDEN) May 18, 2017. The song is performed by Jimmy Gnecco of Ours and Brian May of Queen on the soundtrack, and the lyrics are credited to Alain Johannes, Natasha Shneider and Cornell in the album. I grabbed it, sat down in the dark and slowly flipped through. shortly after Cornell's death. [86] These shows formed part of his own ongoing world tour which began in April 2007 and continued into 2008 and 2009. It was a hard thing to do - to show up after people die. Some of the songs we're approaching we've never played live. Instead, the organizers of the festival have promised to honor Cornell all weekend long. 1 released on December 11, 2020. [100][101], Cornell performed a 10-minute acoustic set at the Commander-in-Chief's Ball in the White House on January 21, 2013, which recognized Medal of Honor recipients and Wounded Warriors. Producer and friend Rick Rubin suggested that they contact Cornell. The family’s lawyer said they aren’t ready to admit his death was a suicide, citing upcoming toxicology reports as being the key for seeing what was going on in Cornell’s head. Cornell's songwriting often features non-standard chord progressions and melodies that do not conform with one diatonic scale. [159], In 1992, Cornell and three other former members of Temple of the Dog played under the name M.A.C.C. [323] One of Cornell's acoustic guitars was also played by both Jerry Cantrell and William DuVall in the album. [162], Cornell worked as a co-producer and backing vocalist on the Screaming Trees' 1991 album, Uncle Anesthesia. The album is a tribute to their mutual friend, and Cornell's former roommate,[143] Andrew Wood. [123] The band traveled to Havana on May 4 to interact with Cuban musicians. [334] Bennington also sang Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" at Cornell's funeral. [35], Soundgarden was formed in 1984 by Cornell, Thayil and Yamamoto with Cornell originally on drums and vocals. How did Chris Cornell die? Cornell admitted to writing his most personal songs ever on this album, influenced by the positive changes in his life since 2002. The album spawned several singles, including "Pretty Noose", "Burden in My Hand" and "Blow Up the Outside World". I just think all around that he is an extremely talented artist, songwriter, singer, and guitar player. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and the entire rock community.”, Vicky Karayiannis, Chris Cornell’s Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know. [38] He was replaced by former Nirvana guitarist Jason Everman. [261] Medical personnel arrived at 12:56 a.m. and tried to resuscitate Cornell, with no success. [35], Soundgarden signed to Sub Pop, releasing the Screaming Life EP in 1987 and the Fopp EP in 1988 (a combination of the two was issued as Screaming Life/Fopp in 1990). [225], Cornell's song "Preaching the End of the World" from his debut solo album Euphoria Morning, inspired the title of Lorene Scafaria's 2012 film Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley. On platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora, his songs were streamed 32.5 million times during the week in which he died. [321], American rock band Guns N' Roses paid tribute to Cornell on their Not In This Lifetime... Tour. He praised it as a "hard-rock milestone—a boiling vat of volcanic power, record-making smarts, and '90s anomie and anxiety that sets a new standard for anything called metal. They went into hiatus to allow Cornell to complete "You Know My Name", the theme song for the 2006 James Bond film, Casino Royale, and Morello to pursue his own solo work under the moniker of the Nightwatchman. [192] "You Know My Name" is the first theme song since 1983's Octopussy to use a different title than the film, the first ever sung by a male American, and the first ever title theme song that did not appear on the soundtrack album. [113] The band toured through 2003,[114] before resting in 2004 to record their second album. "[55], However, tensions within the group arose during the sessions, with Thayil and Cornell reportedly clashing over Cornell's desire to shift away from the heavy guitar riffing that had become the band's trademark. Chris Cornell, Lead Singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, Dead at 52 from Suicide The rocker died Wednesday night in Detroit By Daniel Goldblatt [242] Wood's sudden death in 1990 led Cornell to make a tribute album for him with the band Temple of the Dog. [39], Along with Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and Pearl Jam, Soundgarden quickly became one of the most successful bands from Seattle's emerging grunge scene in the early 1990s. [128][129] Cornell's lyrics were mostly apolitical; Audioslave's Morello referred to them as "haunted, existential poetry". The reunited Temple of the Dog played "Hunger Strike". How did Chris Cornell die? Chris Cornell hanged himself, an autopsy carried out today has revealed. Cornell was found dead at the hotel just hours after playing a sold-out show with Soundgarden at the Fox Theatre. Rubin played the Soundgarden song "Slaves & Bulldozers" for the remaining Rage Against the Machine band members to showcase his ability. I was very nervous. [310], Cornell's Soundgarden bandmate, Matt Cameron, paid homage to him in his first solo album titled Cavedweller, with the inscription "For Chris"[311] on the vinyl version of the album,[312] which was released on September 22, 2017. Toni Cornell, the 15-year-old daughter of the late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, has released her debut single.. Chris died on May 17, 2017 at the age of 52. Books Stars we lost TV shows … "Rusty Cage" was later covered by Johnny Cash on his 1996 album, Unchained. We both sort of made it clear in classroom situations that we didn't get it. The song is featured on her covers album Immortal, which honors Wilson's friends and other artists that have inspired her and who died recently. The Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman's family says his death was "sudden and unexpected," according … [88] Throughout the tour, Cornell collaborated with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington while performing "Hunger Strike", and with Street Drum Corps for a number of his Soundgarden tracks. It sounded transcendent. He was 52 years old. I think he'll go down in history as one of the greats. MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The lead vocalist of Soundgarden and Audioslave, Chris Cornell, has died at 52 years old. [214] He had the ability to sing extremely high in the tenor range,[215] as well as in the lower register of a baritone voice. At the end of the funeral, Temple of the Dog's song "All Night Thing" accompanied mourners as they exited. So I became more or less agoraphobic because I'd have flashbacks. Cornell described his touring band—comprising guitarists Yogi Lonich and Peter Thorn, bassist Corey McCormick and drummer Jason Sutter—as "musicians that could get the whole picture" playing music by Soundgarden and Audioslave, as well as his solo material. [200], His last soundtrack contribution was the song "The Promise", written for the ending credits for the movie of the same name released in 2017.[104]. Smith said in a statement: "Written and recorded in loving tribute to the glorious Chris Cornell, who left us the day before this session. Koblin ordered Cornell the first prescription of Lorazepam in September 2015. It was available for free download on Cornell's official website in April 2009. Chris Cornell was not himself the night he died, widow says This article is more than 3 years old. "[247], In September 2011, Vedder introduced Cornell at a concert in Alpine Valley before performing "Hunger Strike" with him, saying, "I had no idea how he would affect my life and my views on music and my views on friendship and what a big impact he would have. he finally got his collection of 15 guitars. [62] Their sixth album, King Animal, was released in November 2012 to largely positive reviews. Christopher John Cornell (né Boyle; July 20, 1964 – May 18, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. He released four solo studio albums, Euphoria Morning (1999), Carry On (2007), Scream (2009), and Higher Truth (2015); the live album Songbook (2011); and two compilations, The Roads We Choose (2007) and Chris Cornell (2018), the latter released posthumously. We have learned from this report that several substances were found in his system. The singer immediately denied the rumors, stating: "We hear rumors that Audioslave is breaking up all the time. The first leg of the sold-out tour began on April 1, 2011 and continued through the U.S. and Canada until May 6, resuming in October and visiting New Zealand, Australia, South America and the U.S. again before ending on December 17. Linkin Park's Chester Bennington and Brad Delson performed Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah". [75][76] It has been noted that Euphoria Morning is influenced by Buckley's songwriting and distinctive vocal style. [87], In 2008, Cornell was featured on the Main Stage of Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution tour. [50] Two singles from Superunknown, "Black Hole Sun" and "Spoonman", won Grammy Awards,[37] and the music video for "Black Hole Sun" won a MTV Video Music Award and a Clio Award. [278] Kirsten said in his statement that he loosened the band around Cornell's neck, then tried to resuscitate him by compressing his chest. It is entirely possible this gave Chris a drug-induced brain disorder. Curtis, known for lyrics that, as Cornell's sometimes had, explored despair and depression, had become legendary as a result after his death, Decker recalled. [276] In October 2017, Peter reacted to criticism directed at him on social media by his brother's mother-in-law. Chris Squire (Christopher Russell Edward Squire) was born on 04 March 1948 Thursday and died on 27 June 2015 Saturday. "[141], From 1986 to 1987, Cornell was also a member of the satirical Western swing band Center for Disease Control Boys. In 1986, Sundquist, who by that point had a wife and a child, decided to leave the band and spend time with his family. That was a very frightening thing to do, but it was worthwhile. [261] It is unknown how long it took for the bodyguard to gain entry to the hotel room and find Cornell. [27] He described himself at this age as a loner; he was able to deal with his anxiety around other people through rock music. Cornell said about recording the song; "I was very honored to be asked to record a version of 'Stay With Me Baby' for Vinyl. "Soundgarden's Kim Thayil: "I'm not on a first-name basis with my gear; I just know it's Mr Mesa/Boogie and Mr Guild! In 1985, the band enlisted Scott Sundquist as the drummer to allow Cornell to concentrate on vocals. After they broke up, Cornell tried some solo things before joining the band Audioslave with some of the former members of Rage Against the Machine. [328], Eddie Vedder covered Cornell's "Seasons" at Düsseldorf's Mitsubishi Electric Halle on June 30, 2019, and dedicated it to Cornell's daughter Lily. Surprised by the news, many want to know about Chris Cornell’s cause of death. READ: Chris Cornell Family Statement on Ativan & Suicide. Sign up now. His death comes as a total shock to all of us. 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