Rock Icons Farewell Chris Cornell At LA Funeral
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Chris Cornell has been laid to rest at an LA funeral attended by his family, bandmates and fellow rock legends.
Cornell’s Soundgarden bandmates Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron and his Audioslave bandmate Tom Morello attended the Hollywood Forever Cemetery ceremony alongside Cornell’s widow Vicky and his two children.
Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and Pat Smear, Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament, Metallica’s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich were also among a host of his music peers that came to pay their respects.
As Stereogum report, the ceremony opened with Cornell’s most recent solo song The Promise and included eulogies from former bandmates Thayil, Cameron, and Morello.
“Chris was as melodic as the Beatles, as rocking as Sabbath, and as haunting as Edgar Allan Poe,” Morello said in his eulogy.
Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington also performed a rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.
His ashes were reportedly placed in a grave adjacent to a monument for his friend Johnny Ramone.
His gravestone reads, “Voice of our generation and an artist for all time.”
Cornell died last week at age 52 in Detroit. A medical examiner ruled his death as a suicide after a preliminary autopsy. He had just completed a show with Soundgarden and was in the midst of a US tour.
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