Published: Sat, May 27, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Chris Cornell's funeral today

Vicky became concerned when he said that he had manipulated the lights an hour before - but at that time, he was still on stage performing at Detroit's Fox Theatre. "The demons he wrestled with were real, but he harnessed those demons and rode them like a mother-flipping chariot of lightning strapped with Marshall stacks to make some of the greatest rock "n" roll of all time".

The star-studded guest list for the father-of-three's funeral also included Jimmy Page, Christian Bale, Courtney Love and James Franco.

His family has denied that Cornell intentionally took his own life, and have said that he only did so because he was under the influence of drugs.

He is also survived by another child from a previous marriage. You were right when you said we are soulmates. Let us know your take in the comments section below.

Dr. Eric Esrailian, Cornell's longtime friend, who featured the singer's last recorded song "The Promise" in his film of the same name, told CNN that he firmly believes Cornell's death was not premeditated.

In the hours leading up to Chris Cornell's funeral service, a report from TMZ added more insight into what may have taken place right before his untimely death last week. "He was part of our generation", said 49-year-old Marcus Dubray, breaking into tears.

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A private memorial service for Soundgarden singer-songwriter Chris Cornell has begun at a Hollywood cemetery.

Meanwhile, fans are expected to line the streets of Los Angeles to pay their respects at a public memorial on Friday (26 May) after he is laid to rest at a private memorial service at a Hollywood cemetery.

Grieving fans - some openly sobbing - formed a tight circle around Cornell's headstone, seeking solace in a group sing-along of Audioslave's "I Am the Highway" and "Seasons", his solo track from Cameron Crowe's 1992 movie "Singles", about the Seattle music scene. The pair wore matching T-shirts that read, "Say Hello 2 Heaven". "I'd say it's equal to Elvis passing or John Lennon". "This is one of the saddest days of my life", said fan Melody Andrade. "There will never be another". He's a modern day Freddie Mercury. "I need to know what you took".

The 52-year-old star hanged himself, according to the Wayne County medical examiner's office, but results of a full post-mortem exam and toxicology tests are awaited.

Seattle-born Cornell was the latest member of the elite 1990s grunge rock movement to die from either a drug overdose or suicide. Cornell replied he took two Ativan "to calm myself down", but his wife wasn't buying that, and she said, "I need to know what you took".

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