Chris Cornell’s death brought an extensive amount of speculations and unanswered questions. His brother alone cannot accept the fact that he passed away and neither does his wife, Vicky. It has been two weeks since his death, and there’s still no toxicology report. Despite hearing possible track marks on his body or taking too many prescription drugs, we do not know what prevented Cornell from killing himself. A new statement issued by his widow and family’s attorney Kirk Pasich has surfaced, all in hopes that the toxicology report will provide a definitive answer.
“Kirk Pasich, attorney for the family of the late Chris Cornell, today said that the City of Detroit Law Department denied a request his firm made under the Freedom of Information Act for reports relating to Chris Cornell’s death, stating: “Based on information provided by personnel from the City of Detroit Police Department (DPD) Homicide Section, it is our understanding that this matter is an open investigation. As such they believe that the release of any information at this time, including the records identified in your request, would compromise and/or interfere with their investigation.”
Mr. Pasich confirmed the family has not yet seen any of the police or toxicology reports, noting that the family remains mystified that the medical examiner announced a cause of death when the full autopsy report has not been completed.
Given the information above, Mr. Pasich said that the family hopes there will be an end to speculation about the cause of Mr. Cornell’s death while the family awaits the definitive and complete reports. Vicky Cornell, the late star’s widow, said, “We are grateful for the outpouring of support as we mourn Chris’ passing, but we still have several unanswered questions about what led to his death. We believe the toxicology report will answer these questions.”