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Ex-Foo Fighters Guitarist Says Chris Cornell Selfish for Committing Suicide

May 22, 2017

Former Foo Fighters guitarist Franz Stahl took to Facebook for a strongly-worded message regarding the late Chris Cornell. As Alternative Nation reports, Stahl spoke as a father saying, "the real sadness is what so selfishly was left behind," referring to Cornell's family. 

"They are forever no without a father, a pillar of love, safety, strength, guidance. You wanna off yourself cause you're incapacitated or brain dead shitting yourself and a burden to everyone so be it. But just think of your kids and how fucked it all will be now." 

Cornell reportedly died by hanging himself in his Detroit hotel room following a Soundgarden show. His wife Vicky released a statement saying that she did not believe her husband would intentionally take his own life but rather that Ativan, an anti-anxiety medication, may have contributed to Cornell's suicidal thoughts after he took too many that night. Read Stahl's full statement below. 
Wow…I find it very sad as a father to see all these sad eulogies for your fallen kept rockstars where the real sadness is what so selfishly was left behind…his children. They are forever now without a father…a pillar of love…safety…strength…guidance.

You wanna off yourself cause your incapacitated or brain dead shitting yourself and a burden to everyone so be it. But just think of your kids and how fucked it all will be now.

Now I loved Soundgarden…but Audiosoave was fucking lamesville…but does all that really matter to his kids? They just wanted to see your face when you got home…to hear your voice..to feel your hugs…to barrow the fucking car to go to In and Out Burger. Thanks Dad…”
Stahl was the Foo Fighters guitarist from 1997-1999 following the departure of Pat Smear, who would later return and is currently a member of the group. Stahl was a former bandmate of one of Dave Grohl's formative bands Scream and was ultimately fired from the Foo Fighters when he didn't blend with the rest of the band as songwriters.