LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JULY 20, 2019…TODAY IT’S CHRIS CORNELL’S BIRTHDAY. HE WOULD HAVE BEEN FIFTY FIVE.
CORNELL, WHO STRUGGLED WITH DEPRESSION FOR MUCH OF HIS LIFE, WAS FOUND DEAD IN HIS DETROIT HOTEL ROOM IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF MAY 18, 2017 AFTER PERFORMING AT A SOUNDGARDEN CONCERT EARLIER IN THE EVENING. HIS DEATH WAS RULED A SUICIDE BY HANGING. THIS IS A REPORT THAT RAN IN THE DETROIT FREE PRESS:
“According to the records, obtained under a Freedom of Information Act request, a call from Cornell’s wife prompted bodyguard Martin Kirsten to go to the Soundgarden singer’s suite — Room 1136 — to check on him “because he did not sound like he was OK.” Unable to access the locked room, Kirsten kicked open the main door, then did the same with the interior bedroom door.
“I went inside and the bathroom door was partially opened, and I could see his feet,” Kirsten told police in a signed statement.
The bodyguard loosened the band around Cornell’s neck, then tried to resuscitate the singer by compressing his chest, Kirsten said in his statement.
Additional medical personnel were summoned, and Cornell was pronounced dead at about 1:30 a.m., an hour and 15 minutes after Kirsten was first contacted by Cornell’s wife, Vicky Cornell.
CORNELL WAS SUCH A FREAKIN’ TALENT. RIP CHRIS CORNELL
CORNELL PERFORMING WITH SOUNDGARDEN
AND IN THE SUPERGROUP AUDIOSLAVE
HERE’S AN OUTSTANDING VOCAL PERFORMANCE WITH SOUNDGARDEN
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