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Chris Cornell Commits Suicide

May 20th, 2017 by Michael Tabor

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Chris Cornell, lead singer and frontman of the grunge rock band, SoundGarden, hanged himself in his hotel room only hours after performing a concert on Wednesday night. Chris was 52 years old and seemingly “had it all” – more money than any one-person needs, fame, celebrity, friends, family, loved by family, loved by millions, super-talented and revered. What is going on??? Another suicide that just doesn’t seem to add up (to some ignorant people anyway).

Clinical depression is not something that’s “all in your head” nor is it something that you can just snap out of. The best book I’ve ever read on this subject was by the late William Styron titled ‘Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness”. This memoir in fewer than 200 pages encapsulated what it’s “like” to be clinically and suicidally depressed. Describing depression lucidly and in concrete terms is virtually impossible. Styron did an amazing job by teasing out the details metaphorically i.e. “like being in an overheated waiting room for eternity with no relief in sight…” …an unfathomable suffocating, choking and drowning feeling…”  Simply the epitome of hopelessness, helplessness, futility and unspeakable FATIGUE + the horrible feeling of “I’m never ever going to escape this…all is lost. Everything is dark, lonely and ugly.

Check this out: 121 die by suicide each day and 93 of them are men. According to the CDC, most of the men are between the ages of 45 – 65 and an overwhelming number of the suicide victims are white (7 out of 10) and counterintuitively, many victims seem to be financially independent ($$ does not buy happiness). When people are struggling to eke out a living, they’re less likely to kill themselves.

Can you imagine the pain and agony Chris Cornell was in??? Stangling yourself to death!!! Could you do that? Even if you were stricken with a dreadful terminal disease like ALS, that way of offing yourself just doesn’t seem possible – at least to me anyway. So WhaDaYaThink? WhaDaYaThink? I hope you have found peace, Chris.

This is eerie…Chris basically saying goodbye.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ao7HSRFYWI

 

 

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6 Responses to “Chris Cornell Commits Suicide”

  1. Michael Tabor Says:

    Again unless you cut and paste the link within body of blog, you must click here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ao7HSRFYWI

  2. Michael Tabor Says:

    Classic Chris Cornell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w_wE4RlHuE

  3. Michael Tabor Says:

    This is so moving…Steve Tyler tribute. BTW, ‘Dream On” is a song about a man contemplating suicide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy1NmaC0ww0

  4. Michael Tabor Says:

    another tribute…Howard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gag9XM6guLQ

  5. Michael Tabor Says:

    They’re blaming Chris Cornell’s suicide on Ativan. That’s stupid. Ativan is a benzodiazapine not unlike xanax, valium, librium, klonapine, etc. Admittedly they all SUCK but there’s more to this …
    Or maybe I’m wrong….I’ve tried them all and they definitely take away the anxiety but when it wears off you feel like death… tired and depressed. Benzos suck!!!

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