Rocker’s family sues over his 2017 death
FAMILY members of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell are suing a doctor they say overprescribed drugs to him, leading to his death.
Cornell’s widow, Vicky Cornell, and their children, Toni and Christopher, are plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed in Los Ang- eles Superior Court alleging that prescription drugs, especially the anti-anxiety drug lorazepam, led to erratic behaviour from Cornell before his death in Detroit in 2017 at the age of 52.
The lawsuit says Dr Robert Koblin and his Beverly Hills office “negligently and repeatedly” prescribed “dangerous mind-altering controlled substances to Chris Cornell”.
Coroner investigators ruled Cornell’s death a suicide and toxicology tests showed the presence of lorazepam.
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DISPUTE: The family of Chris Cornell, pictured in 2017, are suing his doctor. Picture: AFP PHOTO