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Chris Cornell's Funeral Guest List Includes Brad Pitt & More

Chris Cornell was laid to rest on Friday (May 26) at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles and his funeral was attended by some of his famous friends.

Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, and Josh Brolin were among the star-studded crowd, which also included Courtney Love, Gavin Rossdale, James Franco, Dave Grohl, Pharrell Williams, Billy Idol, Dave Navarro, Jimmy Page, Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield, and Lisa Marie Presley.

ChrisAudioslave bandmate Tom Morello and Soundgarden bandmate Kim Thayil were among the people who gave eulogies.

Soundgarden music played over the loudspeakers while guests arrived at the Fairbanks Lawn on the overcast morning, according to People.

Chris‘ widow Vicky Cornell was at the funeral with family and friends by her side.

Out of respect for the family, we will not be posting photos from the funeral.

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Chris Cornell's Wife Vicky Pens Touching Letter Before Funeral

Vicky Cornell, wife of the late Chris Cornell, wrote an emotional letter to her husband ahead of his funeral.

“To My Sweet Christopher,” the Soundgarden frontman’s wife started the letter (posted by Billboard). “You were the best father, husband and son-in-law. Your patience, empathy and love always showed through.”

“You had always said I saved you, that you wouldn’t be alive if it were not for me. My heart gleamed to see you happy, living and motivated. Excited for life,” Vicky continued. “Doing everything you could to give back. 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.”

Chris reportedly committed suicide last week just hours after performing on stage with his band at Detroit’s Fox Theatre.

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Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds Holds Moment of Silence for Chris Cornell at BBMAs 2017 (Video)

Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell passed away last week and Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds led a touching moment of silence to the late rocker at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards held at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday (May 21) in Las Vegas.

“Although tonight is a time to celebrate the music and artists of the past year, it is also a time to recall a member of our community we lost this past week,” Dan said on stage.

“Soundgarden and Audioslaves’ Chris Cornell was a true innovator, a musical architect and a pioneer on the Seattle grunge movement,” he added.

Chris‘ death was ruled a suicide.

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Chris Cornell's Wife Vicky Releases Official Statement Questioning Cause of Death

Chris Cornell‘s widow Vicky is speaking out one day after his tragic death, which has been determined to be a suicide by hanging.

The Soundgarden frontman’s wife of thirteen years and his family are questioning the medical examiner’s conclusion that Chris, 52, committed suicide just hours after performing on stage with his band at Detroit’s Fox Theatre.

In a statement letter from Cornell‘s family attorney Kirk Pasich and Vicky they say that they are “disturbed at inferences that Chris knowingly and intentionally took his life,” suggesting he may have taken an accidental overdose of anxiety medications.

“Without the results of toxicology tests, we do not know what was going on with Chris — or if any substances contributed to his demise,” the statement continues. “Chris, a recovering addict, had a prescription for Ativan and may have taken more Ativan than recommended dosages. The family believes that if Chris took his life, he did not know what he was doing, and that drugs or other substances may have affected his actions. Pasich adds that some medical literature indicates that “Ativan can cause paranoid or suicidal thoughts, slurred speech and impaired judgment.”

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Chris Cornell's Cause of Death Revealed as Suicide By Hanging

Chris Cornell‘s tragic death has been determined to be a suicide by hanging.

A medical examiner made the announcement to the Associated Press. Chris was reportedly found with “a band around his neck.” A full autopsy has not yet been completed as of Thursday afternoon. More information has not yet been revealed.

Just hours before, Chris had performed with his band Soundgarden at Detroit’s Fox Theatre. He is survived by his wife Vicky and his three kids.

Our thoughts go out to Chris‘ loved ones during this time.

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