Fam­ily to sue doc­tor af­ter Cor­nell sui­cide

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - News -

The fam­ily of Chris Cor­nell is su­ing a Bev­erly Hills doc­tor, al­leg­ing he over­pre­scribed drugs to the grunge rock singer, lead­ing to his sui­cide in 2017.

The law­suit claims that Dr Robert Koblin “neg­li­gently and re­peat­edly” pre­scribed mind-al­ter­ing con­trolled sub­stances – no­tably 940 doses of the an­tianx­i­ety drug Lo­razepam, also known as Ati­van – to the singer be­gin­ning in 2015 and un­til his death in May 2017.

The suit, filed on be­half of Cor­nell’s widow, Vicky Cor­nell, and their two chil­dren, says that Koblin dur­ing that pe­riod kept pre­scrib­ing drugs to the singer with­out ac­tu­ally ex­am­in­ing him.

Koblin could not be reached for com­ment.

Cor­nell, who had a life­long strug­gle with drugs and de­pres­sion, was found dead on May 18 2017 at his ho­tel in Detroit af­ter per­form­ing with his main band, Soundgar­den. He was 52.

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