Cornell dating scene
His last tweet saw him post a picture outside the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan, where he performed with Soundgarden, with The Pretty Reckless supporting.
Shortly after his death details emerged about the singer's last day.
“The cause of death has been determined as hanging by suicide,” the Medical Examiner’s Office said in a statement after conducting an initial autopsy.
However, Vicky and the family of the musician, who struggled with addiction before seeking treatment in 2002, dispute the cause of death – instead suspecting that he suffered adverse effects from either Ativan or other substances.
The relationship saw Cornell convert to Greek Orthodox Christianity under his wife's influence.
The couple ran a charity together called the Chris & Vicky Cornell Foundation, which sought to protect vulnerable children facing abuse and poverty.
Chris told Details magazine in 2012: “When I met my wife Vicky's family, I had to go out of my way to convince them - to show them - that I wasn't anything like their idea of a musician.” The singer died on May 17 at the age of 52 after committing suicide.
Papers obtained by The Detroit News, claims that after finishing his last show at 11.30pm on Wednesday night, Cornell was escorted to his room at Detroit’s MGM Grand hotel by Mr Kirsten.
Ms Karayiannis said: “When we spoke after the show, I noticed he was slurring his words; he was different.
Channel 4 WDIV Detroit reported Cornell’s wife Vicky called a family friend and asked him to check on her husband.
The friend then forced open the rocker’s hotel room door and found him lifeless in the en-suite bathroom after he hung himself.