Rocker’s fam­ily sues over his 2017 death

The Weekend Post - - World -

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

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