Chris Cornell Laid to Rest Beside His Friend

Cornell died last week at age 52, officially of suicide by hanging, though his family has suggested that prescription anti-anxiety medication may have contributed to his death.

Movie producer Eric Esrailian, who worked with the rock icon for a song featured on the movie The Promise, also has a hard time believing Chris meant to take his own life.

Melody Andrade brought her 4-year-old son Jude to memorialize the Seattle rocker.

A public visitation is scheduled at the cemetery at 3 p.m. Friday.

Interestingly, the funeral also had some well-known people from a completely different, albeit oftentimes related industry in attendance - actors Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale, Josh Brolin and Brad Pitt, the latter of whom had a well-documented friendship with Cornell. Cornell is buried appropriately in the garden of legends section of the cemetery.

Former Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic attended, as did the late Kurt Cobain's widow Courtney Love.

Yesterday's memorial service took place following the singer's tragic death in Detroit on May 17. The pair wore matching T-shirts that read, "Say Hello 2 Heaven".

"If you are depressed, if you are in trouble, if you feel like you might slip off the tightrope of life, in that moment you call the person sitting next to you right now, or you can call me", he said. It was later confirmed that Cornell had hung himself in his hotel room.

Cornell was a leading voice of the grunge movement in the 1990s.

About a dozen fans gathered outside the cemetery's gates as mourners began to arrive Friday morning for a private memorial service.

Cornell was cremated after a private ceremony on Tuesday, his ashes left alongside rock royalty in the cemetery. "I blew my voice", Chris started saying of the concert, complaining that his team blew it up by not fixing his in-ears. Besides Soundgarden, he scored hits with Temple of the Dog and Audioslave.

"He always was focused on his children and his wife".

More details have emerged about the final, troubling phone call Chris Cornell's wife had with the late Soundgarden singer less than a half hour before he committed suicide last week.

Laffitte said he spoke to Cornell on a daily basis and on the afternoon of his death, they were discussing plans for him to perform at the 2017 Global Citizens Music Festival this September in NY.


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