According to a video interview on the official website for the book, Lory claims Buckley was acting erratic within the two weeks before his death.
"So two weeks before jeff disappeared, in Mississippi, there was some weird stuff that was going on. He was trying to buy a house that wasn't for sale, he was trying to buy a car that wasn't for sell." Lory says, "I think what he was trying to do get roots. He wanted to get out of New York, he wanted to live in Memphis."
"The tour manager found him in a bathtub full of red ink," Lory continues, "he also called people in the last week that he hadn't talked to in a year."
"I called him up and it was in the first time, two days before he died, and he never called me back - it's the first time he didn't. I did't hear his voice again until I came home from Memphis, after he disappeared, and I hit the answering machine and it was Jeff, 15 minutes before he left the house that night, saying to my wife and daughter, 'Play the music, play it loud. Love you, Jeff.'"
On the evening of May 29, 1997, Jeff Buckley took a swim in the Mississippi River. His body resurfaced six days later. His death was ruled an accident.
SOURCE: JEFF BUCKLEY, THE BOOK