Soundgarden Frontman Cornell's Funeral Will be Friday in LA

Posted May 22, 2017

The body of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who died in Detroit early Thursday, will be flown to California Sunday and a private funeral will be held on Friday, May 26, his attorney, Kirk Pasich, confirmed to Variety on Sunday. Cornell passed away Wednesday evening (May 17) following a Soundgarden gig at The Fox Theatre in Detroit.

Bumbery called the death "sudden and unexpected" and said his wife and family were shocked by it. Cornell's family has disputed the medical examiners call that he deliberately took his own life.

The tributes, both written and musical, have been overflowing after the death of Chris Cornell.

After the show ended, Cornell headed back to the MGM Grand hotel.

Cornell is survived by his wife, Vicky Karayiannis and two kids. She expects some information to be released about the results later in the day.

News of Cornell's death prompted scores of tweets expressing sadness.

Chris Cornell was 52 years old. A sad loss of a great talent to the world, his friends and family.

Cornell was a leader of the grunge movement with Seattle-based Soundgarden, with whom he gained critical and commercial acclaim.

The screens then showed a video of the rocker performing a cover of John Lennon's iconic track Imagine, followed by a photo montage of Cornell, as his voice blared through the stadium.

The group hit its commercial peak in 1994 with its breakout album, "Superunknown", which was nominated for a Grammy Award for best rock album.

"Bush sang 'Black Hole Sun, ' Live performed 'I Am the Highway, ' and Stone Sour did 'Outshined, '" AP reported.

When Soundgarden disbanded in 1997, Cornell went on to have an equally successful solo career until his band reunited again in 2010.

In 2001, Cornell joined with three former members of Rage Against the Machine to form Audioslave.