Chris Cornell was Loaded in Drugs the Night of his Death!
As we all know by now, Chris Cornell of SOUNDGARDEN and AUDIOSLAVE took his life on May 18th in Detroit, Michigan just hours after SOUNDGARDEN performed at the Fox Theater.
The toxicology results are in and according to the medical examiner Cornell was loaded with Naloxone (Narcan), Butalbital (sedative), Lorazepam (Ativan), Pseudoephedrine (decongestant) and barbiturates, died after hanging himself with a workout band inside the bathroom.
Here is a statement from Vicky Cornell (Chris's wife):
"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."
Here is footage of his very last concert:
Here is one of his very last songs: