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Chris Cornell's Friends Recall His Final Days — 'Nobody Saw This Coming'

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Chris Cornell's friends remember his last days.

Chris Cornell's friends continue to be stunned by the singer's suicide.

Related: Chris' Wife Recalls His Final Moments

Speaking with CNN on Friday, his longtime manager, Ron Laffitte, said there were absolutely no warning signs that the Soundgarden frontman was in a bad place, and that he appeared optimistic about the future on the very day that he passed away.

Laffitte recalled:

"Nobody saw this coming, his band mates didn't see this coming. It's totally out of character for the Chris that I've known and worked with for the last 10 years. It's incredibly bizarre. I have to think that something threw him off the tracks … he must have been out of his right mind."

Laffitte explained how he spoke to Chris every single day and that on the afternoon of his death, they were talking about upcoming plans for a performance at the 2017 Global Citizens Music Festival in New York in September. He said:

"He was just really excited about this specific idea that we were going to do. He said, 'We aren't just going to make pop history with this one, brother. We are going to make real history.' I would say the last couple of months, he was as optimistic and happy as I can ever recall him … He was so excited about all these things and a new record we were going to put out in the fall."

Laffitte also speculated on Chris' former troubles with drug addiction, saying:

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