The Reelz cable network has set an August 12th premiere date for Autopsy: The Last Hours Of Chris Cornell. The program is a documentary-style TV series that investigates the tragic, controversial and sudden deaths of celebrities. The series debuted in 2014 on Channel 5 in the U.K. and was later broadcast in the U.S. by Reelz.
Earlier in the year, the show’s producers were at Shepherd’s Bush Hall in England, where the program recreated Soundgarden‘s and singer Chris Cornell’s last show at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. It was also revealed that British actor and singer Paul Ayres portrayed the late vocalist, who took his own life just a few hours after that concert.
The cast also includes Andrew Shire as bassist Ben Shepherd, Patrick Holly as drummer Matt Cameron and Ben Sura as guitarist Kim Thayil.
The series has done episodes on James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Muhammad Ali, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Andy Warhol, Andy Kaufman, Farrah Fawcett, Johnny Cash, George Harrison, George Michael, Mary Tyler Moore, James Gandolfini and others.
Cornell was found hanged in his room at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel in May 2017. His body was found soon after he had spoken with his wife, Vicky, by phone. The death was ruled a suicide. Cornell’s family has questioned the ruling, suggesting that a higher than recommended dosage of prescription drug Ativan may have caused him to experience suicidal thoughts.
Story source: Blabbermouth