Rock royalty in attendance as Chris Cornell is laid to rest in Hollywood

(PHOTO: Associated Press)

A private memorial service for Soundgarden singer-songwriter Chris Cornell was held Friday afternoon at a Hollywood cemetery. The memorial was attended by numerous members of rock royalty, including Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction, singer-songwriter Joe Walsh and James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich of Metallica. The ceremony opened with the playing of one of Cornell's most recent songs, "The Promise." The 52-year-old rocker died last week in Detroit after performing a show with Soundgarden. Officials said a preliminary autopsy showed he hanged himself, but toxicology tests are pending. Brad Pitt, Josh Brolin and Pharrell Williams were also attending Friday's service at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The service included eulogies by guitarist Tom Morello and Brolin. Linkin Park's Chester Bennington sang "Hallelujah."

The ceremony ended with Temple of the Dog's "All Night Thing" being played as mourners exited.

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