Chris Cornell memorial: Private service, public viewing held at Hollywood cemetery

Vicky Cornell wrote an open letter to her late husband, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, which was published by Billboard on Wednesday, bearing her soul about the loss.

Cornell's ashes will be buried at a private ceremony later today at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Cornell's Soundgarden bandmates Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron were in attendance alongside the likes of Nirvana's Krist Novoselic; Metallica's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament, Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro; Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, and Pat Smear. The singer told her he had only consumed two Ativan, a sedative that is sometimes used to help relieve anxiety, which he has a prescription for.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 24: Musician Chris Cornell performs at 98.7FM Penthouse Party presents Soundgarden In Concert at the historic Hollywood Tower on April 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. "You were right when you said we are soulmates".

Cornell's body was flown to Los Angeles from Detroit on Sunday, family attorney Kirk Pasich told Rolling Stone on Monday, and a private funeral will be held Friday. We are going to make real history.' I would say the last couple of months, he was as optimistic and happy as I can ever recall him ... The death was ruled by the local medical examiner as a suicide by hanging. "It sounds like you took something else", she told him, reported TMZ. Vicky sensed something was "seriously wrong" with Chris and she said, "I need to know what you took tonight".

"With Chris, there was this innate, attractive melody and lovely words that anyone with any degree of sensitivity could relate to and did", he said of Cornell's singing voice.

'Your children know that too, so you can rest in peace'.

He is also survived by another child from a previous marriage. An autopsy confirmed the suicide, but toxicology results are pending.

According to a report from Metro, Brad Pitt was "devastated" by Chris Cornell's death last week, as well as the passing of another one of the actor's good friends, former Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Brad Grey.

A lot of speculation has been going around about the death of Chris Cornell.

As Soundgarden's frontman, Cornell was a leading voice of the grunge movement that came out of Seattle and became mainstream in the 1990s.

  • Salvatore Jensen