Thursday 18 January 2018

Stars including Brad Pitt, Dave Grohl and Pharrell attend Chris Cornell's funeral in Hollywood

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

Sam Blewett

Stars including Brad Pitt, Dave Grohl and Pharrell have arrived at Chris Cornell's funeral to pay their respects to the Audioslave and Soundgarden singer.

The ashes of the 52-year-old grunge star are being buried in a private ceremony at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon.

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

Streams of black cars arrived at the cemetery, which is the resting place for other rock stars including Johnny and Dee Dee Ramone.

Fellow musicians expected to attend include Dave Navarro, Krist Novoselic and Tom Morello.

Legions of fans are set to pay their respects by visiting the site when it opens to the public after âª3pm⬠local time.

Cornell was cremated on Tuesday in a private ceremony which was reportedly attended by just four people including his widow Vicky.

This week she wrote a moving letter to her husband of over a decade saying she knows he was not himself on the night he was found hanged.

The tribute, posted to Billboard.com, read: "We had the time of our lives in the last decade and I'm sorry, my sweet love, that I did not see what happened to you that night.

"I'm sorry you were alone, and I know that was not you, my sweet Christopher. Your children know that too, so you can rest in peace."

Choir! Choir! Choir! pay tribute to Chris Cornell
Choir! Choir! Choir! pay tribute to Chris Cornell

Cornell was found hanged at the MGM Grand hotel in Detroit last Thursday. The results of a full post-mortem and toxicology tests are awaited.

Mrs Cornell has previously indicated that the star might have taken a higher dose of an anti-anxiety drug than he was prescribed.

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