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Chris Cornell Had Prescription Drugs in System at Time of Death

June 2, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell had a variety prescription drugs in his system when he hung humself. TMZ reports that according to the toxicology report done on the Soundgarden frontman after his death last month, Cornell had had Naloxone (Narcan), Butalbital (sedative), Lorazepam (Ativan), Pseudoephedrine (decongestant) and barbiturates in his system at the time of death, with the site noted it appears that he had taken 4 (1 mg) Lorazepam tablets.

While police did see fresh track marks on Cornell’s arms when they found him, the toxicology report denies those are from an illegal drug. According to the report, the puncture wounds were fron EMT’s administering a drug called Narcam in order to counteract an OD of opiates.

Cornell’s wife Vicky told the site, “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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