Family of Singer Chris Cornell Sues Doctor Over His Death - NBC Southern California

Family of Singer Chris Cornell Sues Doctor Over His Death

Cornell's widow, Vicky Cornell, and others sued Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Family members of Chris Cornell are suing a doctor they say overprescribed drugs to the rock singer, leading to his death.

    Cornell's widow, Vicky Cornell, and others sued Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

    The lawsuit alleges that Dr. Robert Koblin was negligent in prescribing the anti-anxiety drug lorazepam and other medication to the Soundgarden frontman from September 2015 until his death in May 2017 in Detroit.

    The suit says the doctor knew Cornell had substance abuse problems and didn't examine him during that time.

    From Pink To Carrie Underwood: 8 Top CMA Awards Performances

    [NATL-AH] From Pink To Carrie Underwood: 8 Top CMA Awards Performances

    Country music's biggest night never fails to disappoint. The 2019 CMA Awards brought powerhouse performances from the industry's top stars, including crossover collaborations from Pink and Chris Stapleton and Halsey with Lady Antebellum. Access Hollywood rounds up all the top onstage moments, including Carrie Underwood channeling an early Britney Spears and pregnant Maren Morris rubbing her growing baby bump.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019)

    Coroner's investigators ruled Cornell's death a suicide. The autopsy noted prescription drugs in his system but said they weren't a contributing cause.

    The lawsuit says the drugs caused erratic, impulsive behavior that led to Cornell's death.

    The doctor's office had no immediate comment.