Perry Farrell, left, and Dave Navarro, bandmates in Jane's Addiction, were among the rock notables to attend the funeral for Chris Cornell at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Friday.
(Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Music's elite and celebrities remembered Chris Cornell at a somber memorial service Friday that focused on the Soundgarden frontman's love of family and friends as much as it did on his musical achievements as one of rock's leading voices.
Four large portraits of Cornell were on display on a dais where Morello, actor Josh Brolin and the rocker's Soundgarden bandmates Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron delivered eulogies under overcast skies at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Fans gathered outside the cemetery's gates hours before the start of a public memorial scheduled for 3 p.m. The ceremony ended and mourners headed to Cornell's final resting place in the Garden of Legends section of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
He was best known as the lead vocalist for the rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave.
by the band Temple of the Dog, which Cornell was a member of, played during the procession.
Flowers and several red roses were placed on Cornell's grave marker, which reads, "Voice of our generation and an artist for all time" Cornell is buried near Johnny Ramone, whose headstone includes a statue of the punk rocker playing guitar.
The rocker's death came after a sold-out concert with Soundgarden in Detroit.“The Medical Examiner’s Office has completed the autopsy on 52-year-old Chris Cornell, the Soundgarden musician who died last night in Detroit,” the Medical Examiner’s statement read to Us.
“The cause of death has been determined as suicide by hanging. There is no additional information at this time.”Though he is arguably best known for his work in Soundgarden — which he cofounded with guitarist Kim Thayil and bassist Hiro Yamamoto in 1984 — Cornell also worked with members of Pearl Jam on their project Temple of the Dog, and was a part of Audioslave, which he joined in 2001.