- Title: Brad Pitt, Courtney Love among mourners at Chris Cornell funeral
- Date: 27th May 2017
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (MAY 26, 2017) (REUTERS) WIDE OF CEMETERY FUNERAL ATTENDEES WITH BILLY IDOL SEEN JAMES FRANCO SPEAKING WITH JOSH BROLIN MIKE MCCREADY, GUITARIST FOR PEARL JAM, AT FUNERAL JAMES FRANCO AT FUNERAL VARIOUS OF BRAD PITT FUNERAL ATTENDEES SITTING DURING SERVICE COURTNEY LOVE AT FUNERAL TOM MORELLO, GUITARIST FOR RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE JOSH BROLIN SPEAKING AT FUNERAL SOUNDGARDEN GUITARIST KIM THAYILL SPEAKING AT FUNERAL WIDE OF FANS AROUND THE GRAVE OF CHRIS CORNELL CLOSE OF GRAVE VARIOUS OF FANS CRYING
- Embargoed: 10th June 2017 02:17
- Keywords: Mike McCready James Franco grave Brad Pitt Billy Idol Kim Thayill Chris Cornell funeral Josh Brolin Courtney Love Hollywood
- Location: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- City: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Music,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016IM3ZGT
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- Story Text: Soundgarden rocker Chris Cornell was laid to rest on Friday (May 26) in a funeral and memorial service at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery attended by celebrities Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Courtney Love and the singer's family.
Cornell, 52, was found dead in his hotel in Detroit last week hours after his band played a concert in the city. The Detroit Medical Examiners Office determined he had committed suicide by hanging himself.
Outside the cemetery, dozens of fans gathered to pay tribute to the grunge rocker.
Cornell had spoken openly of his drug and alcohol addiction in the past, as well as periods of depression and agoraphobia.
After Soundgarden broke up in 1997, Cornell in 2001 joined members of Rage Against The Machine to form Audioslave, which released an acclaimed self-titled album. Soundgarden reunited in 2010 and the band embarked on its latest tour in April.
Seattle-born Cornell was the latest member of the elite 1990s grunge rock movement to die from either a drug overdose or suicide. Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, who was married to Courtney Love, killed himself in 1994. Layne Staley of Alice in Chains and Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots both died of drug overdoses.
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