The results from the toxicology report on the late Chris Cornell arrived and revealed he had an ample amount of prescription drugs in his system when he hanged himself with exercise equipment in a Detroit hotel room. TMZ obtained the toxicology report and the icon had the following drugs in his system at the time of his death:
Naloxone (Narcan), Butalbital (sedative), Lorazepam (Ativan), Pseudoephedrine (decongestant) and barbiturates.
It’s also been reported Cornell had taken 4 (1 mg) Lorazepam tablets. The track marks on his arm the cops observed ended up being from EMT’s administering Narcan to counteract an opiate OD.
Cornell’s family are furious his death was written as a suicide when they believe he was high out of his mind from the prescription drugs that he didn’t intentionally kill himself and his death should be considered accidental. The medical report concludes that despite the presence of prescription drugs, none of them were enough to contribute to his death.
Cornell’s widow Vicky updated TMZ sharing the following:
“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. After so many years of sobriety, this moment of terrible judgement 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.”
As difficult this information is to take in, at least his family have some sort of clarity on his death. What his touring engineer noticed was true, and we are sure it will take his family and others a long time to accept that he is gone.