Chris Cornell’s family settles malpractice lawsuit with former doctor

Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs on stage at the Soundwave Festival at Melbourne showgrounds on Sunday the 22nd of February 2015 in Melbourne, Australia
(Image credit: Martin Philbey/Redferns)

Chris Cornell’s family has reached a confidential settlement with the doctor who cared for the singer and guitarist at the time of his death.

Cornell died on May 18, 2017, and his death was ruled a suicide. Shortly after, his family issued a statement that questioned a coroner’s report that he took his own life.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.