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Chris Cornell’s Toxicology Report Reveals Prescription Drugs In His System At His Time Of Death


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The toxicology results are in regarding the death of Soundgarden, etc. frontman Chris Cornell. At the time of his death on the night of May 17th in Detroit, MI, he was found to have a number of prescription drugs in his system. According to TMZ, Cornell had traces of Naloxone (Narcan), Butalbital (sedative), Lorazepam (Ativan), Pseudoephedrine (decongestant) and barbiturates in his system at the time of death.

It also appears that he had taken four 1 mg Lorazepam tablets during the night of his death, which his family expect impaired his judgment in taking his own life. Cornell was found to have hanged himself in a Detroit hotel after having played a show with Soundgarden in the city earlier that night.

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As for the ‘track marks’ found on Cornell that TMZ had previously reported on, they were apparently a result of Narcan injections from EMT’s responding to the scene. Cornell‘s widow Vicky has since commented to TMZ:

“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.”

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