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Thursday 17 August 2017

Funeral to be held for Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell with his wife Vicky
Chris Cornell with his wife Vicky

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is being laid to rest at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Representatives for the late singer-songwriter said a private memorial service on Friday will be followed by a public viewing of Cornell's burial site.

One fan played Soundgarden music from a portable speaker outside the cemetery.

The 52-year-old singer was pronounced dead on May 18 after he was found unresponsive in a Detroit hotel room after a concert performance.

Coroner's officials released say preliminary post-mortem examination results show the singer hanged himself, but full toxicology results remain pending.

The singer's family has disputed the findings and claim Cornell may have taken more of an anti-anxiety drug than he was prescribed.

Cornell was a leading voice of the grunge movement in the 1990s. Besides Soundgarden, he scored hits with Temple of the Dog and Audioslave. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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