Chris Cornell had been an addict but was in recovery.
Everyone around him said he was fine, upbeat, and looking forward to more of life, more of touring, more of his family, so the suddenness of his passing is confusing to say the least. That he committed suicide is even more confusing, and only adds to the grief his wife and family, as well as all who knew him are feeling. Bad enough that he's gone. Worse that the circumstances surrounding his death are unresolved. Adding to this is the fact that the City of Detroit Police Dept. is considering this an "open investigation" and hasn't released any records yet.
Cornell's remains were cremated on May 23rd.
He is gone. Now we can only remember.