CHRIS CORNELL's Widow: 'I Do Not Know Life Without Him' And 'I Don't Want To'

CHRIS CORNELL's Widow: 'I Do Not Know Life Without Him' And 'I Don't Want To'

Chris Cornell's widow says that she loves her late husband "more each day" and insists that she does not want to know life without him.

The SOUNDGARDEN frontman was found dead on May 18 in his hotel room shortly after performing at Detroit's famed Fox Theater. The coroner declared the cause of death to be suicide by hanging.

Vicky, who has said that she didn't believe Chris to be suicidal and thinks that the prescription drugs found in his system may have impacted his mental state, tweeted the following message three months after his death: "Whoever said time would ease my pain lied. I want him, I miss him, I love him more each day. I do not know life without him I don't want to."

A week earlier, she wrote that she was still mourning her husband's death.

"Closure is for bank accounts, not one's memories, love and legacy," she tweeted. "@chriscornell will live on to celebrate his life + music w/ all his fans"

Chris struggled with substance addiction since his teen years, but had been sober since 2003 and, according to Vicky, had not relapsed since 2009.

The coroner's report revealed that he had the sleep aid Ativan, a mild sedative called Butalbital found in migraine medication, a decongestant and caffeine in his system when he was found dead, along with an anti-opioid called Narcan that was administered by EMTs on the scene.

Vicky told People that Chris was prescribed Ativan last year as a sleep aid but recently still seemed deprived of rest. She added that he did not seem like himself when they spoke for the last time by phone shortly before his death, saying "He was on a rant. I said, 'You need to tell me what you took,' and he just got mean. That wasn't my Chris."

In addition to Vicky, Chris is survived by three children: 12-year-old Toni, 11-year-old Christopher and 17-year-old Lily, the latter from a previous marriage. He was cremated and laid to rest on May 26 in Los Angeles.

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