Chris Cornell Made Surprising Request Minutes Before Death


A source tells PEOPLE that Chris Cornell made plans to perform at a concert for World Refugee Day on June 20th with UNHCR.

On the night of his death, the insider adds that Cornell asked both security and an engineer to help him get his Apple TV system to work around 11:45 p.m. Says the source, “Chris was so adamant about getting his TV to work he called for backup assistance when security was unable to fix it. Someone so persistent about fixing a TV so they can watch their favorite show, focusing on something so mundane, is not a sign of someone planning to take their life.”

A completed toxicology report for Cornell released earlier this month and obtained by TMZ confirmed that the rocker had several drugs in his system at the time of death, including Naloxone (Narcan), Butalbital (a sedative), Lorazepam (Ativan), Pseudoephedrine (a decongestant) and barbiturates. The Narcan, used to reverse opioid overdoses, was reportedly administered by EMTs arriving on scene.

Cornell had ingested four tablets of the Ativan, which can cause worsening depression and thoughts of self-harm in rare cases.