Autopsy: Drugs taken by Chris Cornell didn’t cause death

Chris Cornell
FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2008, file photo, musician Chris Cornell performs on stage during Conde Nast's Fashion Rocks show in New York. Soundgarden frontman Cornell is being laid to rest Friday, May 26, 2017, at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. Representatives for the late singer-songwriter say private memorial service Friday will be followed by a public viewing of Cornell's burial site. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)

DETROIT (AP) – Autopsy reports show Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell had sedatives and an anxiety drug in his system on the night he died by hanging himself in his Detroit hotel room.

The reports say the drugs didn’t contribute to the cause of death but don’t elaborate.

The reports were released Friday by the Wayne County medical examiner, two weeks after the 52-year-old was found dead. Dr. Theodore Brown says a resistance band was around Cornell’s neck, and the other end was attached to a clip over the top of the bathroom door.

The report says there were sedatives in Cornell’s body along with Lorazepam, a drug for anxiety. Cornell’s widow, Vicky Cornell, has said the toxicology report might shed light on why he killed himself.

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