Rocks Icons Farewell Chris Cornell At LA Funeral
Friday’s funeral service was private, but was followed by a public memorial later in the day.
Chris Cornell’s memorial service has ended and mourners are headed to the rocker’s burial site as Temple of the Dog’s “All Night Thing” plays. Toxicology tests have not yet come back, the coroner said. Cornell’s bodyguard found him dead in his hotel bathroom last week, with a band around his neck, after getting a call from Cornell’s panicked wife who said he had been slurring his words on the phone to her after his Detroit concert.
Vicky replied, “I need to know what you took”.
Former Soundgarden bandmates were also in attendance, as was former Rage Against the Machine guitarist and Cornell’s Audioslave bandmate, Tom Morello.
Cornell’s ashes were reportedly placed next to his friend Johnny Ramone’s remains.
Pasich told Billboard that he was not aware of anyone noticing marks on Cornell’s arm before or during his last performance, nor did he believe any drug paraphernalia was recovered from the the room where Cornell was found.
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, Dave Navarro and Gavin Rossdale paid tribute at the service, which was also attended by Brad Pitt, Pharrell Williams, Christian Bale, Courtney Love and more. “Your children know that too, so you can rest in peace”, she wrote.
Seattle-born Cornell was the latest member of the elite 1990’s grunge rock movement to die from either a drug overdose or suicide.
Chris Cornell babbled incoherently and ranted about “blowing” his voice to his wife in the moments leading up to his suicide in a Detroit hotel room, according to a new report.
On Friday, a cloudy sky that evoked the Seattle music scene Cornell helped shape in the 1990s blanketed the Hollywood cemetery where the two-time Grammy victor will be buried. She added Cornell had become “aggressive” when she suggested that he may have had more than a couple Ativan pills for his anxiety issues and that his demeanor was reminiscent of how he behaved over a decade prior when he was battling an Oxycontin addiction.
Mourners attended the Fairbanks Lawn at Hollywood Forever Cemetery led by his widow and two young children as Soundgarden played from a portable speaker at the entrance gates.