Cornell committed suicide in May at the age of 52 following a Soundgarden concert in Detroit. A toxicology report discovered he had Narcan, Ativan, barbiturates and other prescription drugs in his system at the time of his death. Since his death, Vicky Cornell has reportedly pledged to donate $100,000 to the Chris Cornell Music Therapy Program at the Seattle-based nonprofit Childhaven.
“Chris was always interested in protecting traumatized children who had suffered physical or psychological abuse,” she said. “He always felt music was a way to heal even neurological and emotional conditions.”
“His promise was to help the most vulnerable children,” she continued.