Family And Friends Say Their Last Goodbye’s To Chris Cornell On Friday In LA

Fans gather at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery to bid their last goodbyes to Chris Cornell of Soundgarden. Photo by: Amber Bollard
Amber Bollard and Chris Cornell at the Tinkerbell premiere in Beverly Hills, 2008. Photo By: David Lee

Family and friends paid tribute and said their last goodbyes to Chris Cornell, the front man from grunge band Soundgarden, (later, Audioslave and Temple Of The Dogs). Founded by Chris Cornell in 1984, Soundgarden became a huge band in the 90s and were together for a few years. They later took a break and got back together for continued success into the 2000s.

In the midst of a new tour at the Fox Theater in Detroit on May 18th, was sadly, the last time the band would ever perform together. Later that night Chris Cornell was found dead by his bodyguard in his hotel room at the MGM after the show. It is possible that he may had taken too much prescribed anxiety medicine, which led to the tragedy. Toxicology reports are still pending, much to the devastation to those that knew and loved him.

On Friday the 26th of May, his close friends and family, including members of Soundgarden, Metallica, Linkin Park, as well as Brad Pitt and Christian Bale and more paid their respects at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery which will be Chris Cornell’s final resting place. Fans were later able to pay their respects at a public service, which was held at 3 pm at the Garden Of Legends area of the cemetery where the singer was buried. Many fans flew in from across the country and in some cases, other parts of the world to bring flowers and say their last goodbyes.

Soundgarden, the Seattle band, made a name for themselves as part of the fabulous 4, which included; Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains ruling the airwaves and making an impact on the music industry that would stay cemented forever in history. Chris Cornell known as the modern day Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin with his 4 octave vocal range will be remembered for such incredible songs like Outshined, Fell On Black Days, Spoonman and Black Hole Sun. He is survived by his wife Vicky and 3 children. The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, was also set up in 2012 to protect vulnerable children and was a huge part of both of their lives. Chris’s dedication to this foundation will no doubt, continue through Vicky and their children. Rest In Peace to one of the greatest singers in the world!

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