Autopsy reveals drugs did not contribute to Cornell's death

| Updated: Jun 06, 2017 02:28 IST

New York [USA], June 5 (ANI): According to the autopsy reports of late Chris Cornell, the singer had several prescription drugs in his system but those did not contribute to the singer's death. According to CNN, toxicology tests showed the presence of barbiturates, caffeine and lorazepam, also known as Ativan, for relief of anxiety. Dr Theodore Brown, assistant Wayne County medical examiner, shared, "These drugs did not contribute to the cause of death." Wife Vicky Cornell said that she talked to Chris immediately after the Detroit show and he had indicated that he might have taken extra Ativan. Vicky said in a statement, "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." The official autopsy results rule the cause of death as suicide by hanging. Cornell's family has disputed that his death was intentional. The statement continued, "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." The frontman for Soundgarden and Audioslave, 52, was found dead with a band around his neck inside his hotel room at the MGM Grand Hotel in Detroit following a concert. (ANI)

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