Chris Cornell of Soundgarden laid to rest in Hollywood

Published On May 29, 2017 | By Kendal Malewicz | Entertainment News

Rock and Hollywood royalty turned out for the funeral of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, who took his own life on May 18th at the age of 52. Attendees at the somber service, held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on Friday (May 26th), included his widow Vicky and two younger children, Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield of Metallica, Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters, Nirvana‘s Krist Novoselic, Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction, Chester Bennington and Brad Delson of Linkin Park, Joe Walsh, Courtney Love, Bush‘s Gavin Rossdale, Alice In ChainsJerry Cantrell, members of Soundgarden, Audioslave and Pearl Jam, Pharrell Williams, James Franco, Brad Pitt, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale, Josh Brolin and more.

  • Bennington performed Leonard Cohen‘s “Hallelujah” for the gathering, with many in attendance brought to tears.
  • Eulogies were given by Matt Cameron and Kim Thayil of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament, Audioslave’s Tom Morello, Brolin, Bennington and Delson, and Eric Esrailian. producer of the movie The Promise.
  • Flowers and several red roses were placed on Cornell’s grave marker, which read, “Voice of our generation and an artist for all time.”
  • Various accounts of his final hours have suggested that he may have been under the influence either the anti-anxiety drug Ativan or other substances, although that all remains conjecture until the test results are officially revealed.


And in news of the morbid – Morbid fans are trying to book the hotel room in which he died.  Hotel officials say the room will remain off-limits for now…



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