Chris Cornell's death: Prescription drugs found in his system, toxicology report reveals

Singer Chris Cornell had anti-anxiety drugs, sedatives, barbiturates and sinus congestion medication in his system, according to the autopsy report.
Singer Chris Cornell had anti-anxiety drugs, sedatives, barbiturates and sinus congestion medication in his system, according to the autopsy report.PHOTO: AFP/GETTY IMAGES

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell had prescription drugs in his system when he committed suicide last month, according to an autopsy report released over the weekend.

Cornell, 52, had anti-anxiety drugs, sedatives, barbiturates and sinus congestion medication in his system, the report noted.

The medical examiner last month determined that the grunge singer had died by hanging himself on May 17 in his hotel bathroom.

He was found dead hours after playing a concert in Detroit with his band.

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