Chris Cornell had mixture of prescription drugs in his body at time of death



The findings of Chris Cornell’s toxicology report, which was released Friday, show the singer had taken a variety of prescription drugs before his death.

TMZ reports the autopsy discovered Cornell had Naloxone (Narcan), Butalbital (sedative), four Lorazepam pills (Ativan), Pseudoephedrine (decongestant) and barbiturates in his system.

Cornell was found dead in a Detroit hotel room early on the morning of May 18 with an exercise band around his neck. The cause of death was ruled a suicide, but Cornell’s family has maintained he was not in his right mind before his death.

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Cornell’s widow Vicky issued a statement after details of the toxicology report went public.

“Many of us who know Chris well, noticed that he wasn’t himself during his final hours and that something was very off. We have learned from this report that several substances were found in his system,” Vicky said, per Billboard.com. “After so many years of sobriety, this moment of terrible judgment seems to have completely impaired and altered his state of mind. Something clearly went terribly wrong and my children and I are heartbroken and are devastated that this moment can never be taken back. We very much appreciate all of the love we have received during this extremely difficult time and are dedicated to helping others in preventing this type of tragedy.”

Cornell was 52 years old.

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