Chris Cornell Had A Prescription Drug Cocktail In System At Time Of Death, Toxicology Reveals

Chris Cornell’s toxicology just revealed that the singer had a prescription drug cocktail in his system at the time of death.

Several drugs in his system

Chris Cornell hung himself in his Detroit hotel room. His toxicology report identified several prescription drugs in his system, TMZ reported.

The singer had Naloxone (Narcan), Butalbital (sedative), Lorazepam (Ativan), Pseudoephedrine (decongestant) and barbiturates in his system at the time of death.

Chris had apparently taken 4 (1mg) Lorazepam pills.

Cornell’s wife Vicky claimed to be on the phone with him around a half an hour before he died. She said that he was slurring when he spoke and sounded like he had back when he was addicted to Oxycontin 14 years ago.

Vicky Cornell was so afraid for her husband that she called his bodyguard and told him to break down his hotel room door.

Police officers saw fresh track marks on Chris’s arm when they arrived at the scene after he was found dead. The Soundgarden and Audioslave singer was found dead at MGM Grand Detroit after the band’s performance at Fox Theatre on May 18, People reported.

The toxicology report revealed that the singer had 4 needle puncture wounds on his left arm, but they were from an EMT administering Narcan to counteract an opiate overdose. Is this a sign that the singer recently overdosed?

Was it an accident?

Family sources told reporters that Vicky and other members of Chris’s family are not happy that the medical examiner has deemed his death a suicide.

They believe he was high on drugs and did not really intend to kill himself. His wife and family reportedly believe that he was “out of his mind” when he hung himself with a belt.

With @Soundgarden in Concord last night

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TMZ updated their report on the story on Friday afternoon with a statement from Vicky Cornell.

“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 judgment seems to have completely impaired and altered his state of mind.”

Cornell’s wife went on to add that something “clearly went terribly wrong” and that she and her kids are “devastated” to lose him.

With @Soundgarden in Tuscaloosa

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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.”

Last month, after the singer’s death, his wife claimed that he had taken anxiety medication the night he took his own life and questioned whether that contributed to his death, according to Rolling Stone.

Chris Cornell was a recovering addict, and the family was adamant about stating that if he had taken his own life, he “did not know what he was doing.”

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Chris and Vicky Cornell got married in 2004. They have two children— a 12-year-old daughter, Toni, and an 11-year-old son, Christoper. Chris Cornell also has another daughter, Lillian, 17, from a previous marriage.

Cornell’s longtime manager, Ron Laffitte told CNN before his funeral that it was common for “people who are in recovery” to have a “relapse or a slip.”

“I think unfortunately what so often happens when a recovering addict has a slip is they return to a level where they left off as opposed to easing their way back in.”

At the LA premiere of @ThePromisefilm with my wife Vicky #KeepThePromise @esrailian

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