Drugs taken by Chris Cornell didn't cause death

Tomas Mccoy
June 3, 2017

According to a toxicology report obtained by TMZ, Chris Cornell had taken several prescription drugs before he committed suicide by hanging in his Detroit hotel room last month. His system also contained a sedative called Butalbital, as well as Ativan, barbituates and Pseudoephedrine, which is a decongestant.

The medical examiner then reiterated the circumstances of Cornell's death as found in the police report, which stated that Cornell was "found partially suspended by a resistance exercise band in his hotel room".

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Vicky Cornell says in a statement Thursday that she is still awaiting the toxicology reports she hopes will clarify the circumstances around her late husband's apparent suicide.

The powerful opiate antidote Naloxone was also found in his system, the report claims.


After the report emerged, Karayiannis said in a statement published by People that Cornell "was not himself" before he died. "After so many years of sobriety, this moment of awful judgment seems to have completely impaired and altered his state of mind", Vicky Cornell wrote.

"We very much appreciate all of the love we have received during this extremely hard time and are dedicated to helping others in preventing this type of tragedy", she added.

According to reports, Cornell, 53, had four puncture wounds on his arm at the time of his death, which appeared to be the result of EMTs treating a drug overdose. "The family believes that if Chris took his life, he did not know what he was doing, and that drugs or other substances may have affected his actions".

Cornell died on May 18.

Family and friends including Pitt himself, Pharrell, James Hetfield, Dave Navarro and Tom Morello attended Cornell's private memorial service at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

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