Published: Mon, May 22, 2017
Culture | By Kelly Harrison

Soundgarden frontman Cornell's funeral will be Friday in LA

Soundgarden frontman Cornell's funeral will be Friday in LA

He was pronounced dead early Thursday morning after being found unresponsive in his Detroit hotel room.

During a recent show in the Boston area, they joined with many in the music community in paying respects to the loss of singer Chris Cornell.

Cornell does not believe her husband "intentionally" took his own life, she said, adding that the couple had been discussing summer plans right before Chris Cornell went on stage Wednesday.

With his powerful, almost four-octave vocal range, Cornell was one of the leading voices of the 1990s grunge movement with Soundgarden, which emerged as one of the biggest bands out of Seattle's emerging music scene, joining the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains.

"We're gonna do our best to send some love upstairs (to Cornell)", Taylor told the crowd.

Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell will be laid to rest during a private service that will be taking place in Los Angeles on Friday, May 26, according to his attorney Kirk Pasich.

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The police report states that Cornell's bodyguard, Martin Kirsten, was in Cornell's room at around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday to help him fix his computer, after which Kirsten gave Cornell two Ativan pills, which the musician "takes for anxiety". The results of a full post-mortem and toxicology tests are being awaited.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 24: Musician Chris Cornell performs at 98.7FM Penthouse Party presents Soundgarden In Concert at the historic Hollywood Tower on April 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

The singer had a prescription for Ativan and was a recovering addict throughout his entire life.

Soundgarden was at the forefront of the '90s grunge music scene that rose out of Seattle.

His death was officially registered as a suicide by hanging following an autopsy, however his family have since questioned this, saying that his actions may have been influenced by drugs or other substances.

If you or anyone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 to be connected to a local crisis center for confidential emotional support.

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