Sources who spoke with Chris’ wife Thursday morning tell TMZ, Vicky Cornell spoke with her husband during soundcheck before he took the stage in Detroit and after Wednesday night’s show. According to our sources, Vicky says Chris was NOT in any way, shape or form in a suicidal state. She doubled down and said there were no signs he was at all depressed.
We’re told Vicky tried reaching Chris in his hotel room early Thursday morning but he was not answering. She became concerned and asked someone to call hotel security. That’s when Chris’ body was discovered.
Vicky told people Thursday morning he was devoted to his kids — ages 16, 12 and 11 — and she didn’t believe he would take his life.
That said, law enforcement says Chris’ death is an apparent suicide, which raises the question about whether he’d fallen off the wagon.
5:34 AM PT — TMZ has confirmed with police the family friend had to force his way into Cornell’s room and found him with a band around his neck. We’re told there was no blood, and police suspect suicide based on the scene.
5:05 AM PT — A report from Detroit’s WXYZ says Cornell’s body was discovered on the bathroom floor of his hotel room at MGM Grand Detroit after Soundgarden’s show Wednesday night. Cornell’s wife allegedly called a family friend to check on the singer … and police are saying it appears Cornell died from an apparent suicide.
The above courtesy of TMZ