The reports confirm that Cornell, 52, killed himself after a May 17 concert. A resistance band was around his neck, and the other end was attached to a clip over the top of the bathroom door, said Dr. Theodore Brown, assistant Wayne County medical examiner.
Toxicology tests showed the presence of barbiturates, caffeine and lorazepam, also known as Ativan, for relief of anxiety. The report also lists naloxone, an anti-opioid drug, and a decongestant.
"These drugs did not contribute to the cause of death," Brown said.
Chris widow, Vicky Karayiannis Cornell, has issued a statement following the release of her late husband’s toxicology report, showing prescription drugs in his system at the time of his suicide.
“Many of us who know Chris well, noticed that he wasn’t himself during his final hours and that something was very off,” she said in a statement.
“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.”