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Seeing reports it was a suicide.
Yes, I am seeing reports of suicide by hanging. From the NY Times:
In a statement released Thursday afternoon, the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office said the death was a suicide by hanging. It said a full autopsy had not yet been completed.
Tragic, brings back memories of Kurt Cobain.
Chris really worked at his art, and left a lot of good material as his legacy. I think he would be well remembered if the first two Soundgarden releases were all that he ever did.
Emotionally interesting, and rhythmically complex, especially Superunknown, I think that they influenced other bands for years after and still do.
Thanks for everything Chris.
Why is it that some of the greater talents seem to carry the greatest burdens in silence, only to surprise us when they make these tragic decisions? Robin Williams comes to mind....a great talent, suddenly lost when he apparently felt there was only one option left.
This is not new news...I'm not citing anything unusual...
Depression is a disease that can be treated, or at least, dealt with. It does require the intervention of those closest to the individual to recognize the symptoms and ACT. As we mourn CC, we should get a clue and look around us. It's not limited to the rich, the famous, the talented, or even your family, friends, neighbors, or coworkers.
Pause....take a moment....educate yourself....and look around.
Reach our, and maybe, just maybe you can prevent this from happening on your 'doorstep'...
Or even to you....
*J kicks his soapbox away....*
This will sound strange to anyone raised in a mass society,but think on it.
To look for a job, whether its you first one or your last one, means you are already in deep trouble .
There was a reason those freed slaves never got those 40 acres and a mule they were promised . Wage slaves also need not apply .