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Soundgarden Frontman Cornell's Funeral to Be Held Friday in LA

The lead singer in Audioslave and Soundgarden, Cornell was a leader of the grunge movement

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    Rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52, according to his representative. Cornell died in Detroit, where he was on tour.

    (Published Thursday, May 18, 2017)

    Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell will be buried Friday in Los Angeles, his attorney Kirk Pasich said Sunday.

    Pasich said Cornell will be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in a private service.

    Cornell's body was transported to Los Angeles on Sunday.

    He was pronounced dead early Thursday morning after being found unresponsive in his Detroit hotel room.

    Chris Cornell's Last Performance in Detroit

    [NATL] Chris Cornell's Last Performance in Detroit

    Chris Cornell and Soundgarden perform in Detroit on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Cornell was found dead hours after the performance ended.

    (Published Thursday, May 18, 2017)

    The Wayne County medical examiner's office said the 52-year-old Cornell hanged himself. A full autopsy and results of toxicology tests are pending.

    Cornell's wife has said he may have taken more of an anti-anxiety drug than he was prescribed.

    The lead singer in Audioslave and Soundgarden, Cornell was a leader of the grunge movement.

    Imagine Dragons will pay tribute to Cornell during Sunday's Billboard Music Awards.