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Chris Cornell’s widow details painful last conversation with rocker in new report

Chris Cornell’s widow has opened up about her last phone chat with the tragic singer, revealing she knew he was spiralling out of control.
The Soundgarden rocker committed suicide in a Detroit, Michigan hotel room last week (17May17) after playing a gig in the city and his wife Vicky has now recounted her last conversation with the singer, during which he appeared confused and cocky, and slurred his words.
Vicky admits she knew immediately the recovering drug addict was struggling and attempted to find out what he had taken, other than the anti-anxiety drugs he was prescribed.
In a report obtained by TMZ, she claims the couple spoke about 30 minutes before he took his own life, and he complained about technical issues at the gig, stating, “They (sound engineers) had three days to fix my in-ears (monitors) and I was getting static. I couldn’t hear”, and then adding, “I blew my voice, I blew my voice.”
Vicky tried to calm her husband down over the phone and asked him what drugs he had taken. Cornell replied he took two Ativan “to calm myself down”, but his wife wasn’t buying that, and she said, “I need to know what you took. It doesn’t sound like two Ativan. It sounds like you took something else. You need to tell me now what you took. I forgive you.”
Vicky said the incident took her back to when Cornell was abusing drugs years ago.
When the chat ended, she asked his bodyguard Martin Kirsten to check on him and then called the hotel management who sent staff to his room. The singer was discovered hanging from a red exercise band.
Cornell’s widow has dismissed claims suggesting her husband intentionally took his own life, insisting he was under the influence of drugs. Toxicology test results are pending.
The rocker will be laid to rest at a private funeral at the Hollywood Forever cemetery in Los Angeles on Friday (26May17).

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