July 20, 2021 – It was touring with Soundgarden in 2017 though that Chris tragically took his own life.

He was found unconscious in his hotel room in Michigan while on tour with the band in the early hours of May 18 2017, and medics were unable to revive him.

Following his passing, Chris’ widow Vicky explained that she believed “something was very off” in the situation surrounding his passing, as he had been sober for many years and certain substances were found in his body by the autopsy.

She said: “When we spoke after the show, I noticed he was slurring his words; he was different. When he told me he may have taken an extra Ativan or two, I contacted security and asked that they check on him.”

She later released a full statement to press which read: “Many of us who know Chris well noticed that he wasn’t himself during his final hours and that something was very off. We have learned from this report that several substances were found in his system.

“After so many years of sobriety, this moment of terrible judgment seems to have completely impaired and altered his state of mind.

“Something clearly went terribly wrong and my children and I are heartbroken and are devastated that this moment can never be taken back.

“We very much appreciate all of the love we have received during this extremely difficult time and are dedicated to helping others in preventing this type of tragedy.”

Chris had struggled with depression and addiction throughout the 1980s and 1990s and had spoken before about how it feels to be suicidal.


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