Grief-stricken Chris Cornell fans left flowers across Seattle for the musician whose songs helped cement the city’s place in rock history.
Meanwhile authorities in Detroit revealed the performer had taken his own life.
One of the locations where people gathered was the Sound Garden art sculpture at a Seattle park, for which Cornell’s band Soundgarden was named.
Cornell was born and raised in the city and was part of a close-knit group of artists who formed what would become the grunge scene that exploded in the early 1990s.
The city’s Space Needle went dark at 9pm for an hour in tribute to Cornell.
Authorities said Cornell, 52, took his own life in a Detroit hotel room following a Soundgarden concert.
The band had reunited in 2010 after years apart.
The Wayne County medical examiner’s office said it completed the preliminary post mortem on Cornell, but “a full autopsy report has not yet been completed”.
Cornell’s death stunned his family and his fans, who Cornell just performed for hours earlier at a show in Detroit.
He was found dead at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel by a family friend.
Source : BirminghamMail