Chris Cornell's funeral to be held in LA on this Friday

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A musical architect and pioneer on the cutting edge of the Seattle grunge movement.

In the days since Chris Cornell's tragic death, fellow artists have paid tribute via social media and by covering his songs.

Audioslave disbanded in 2007, but Cornell and Soundgarden reunited in 2010 and released the band's sixth studio album, "King Animal" in 2012.

During a recent show in the Boston area, they joined with many in the music community in paying respects to the loss of singer Chris Cornell.

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During the tribute, Bono said a prayer for Cornell's family, according to "Variety," stating, "For the lion that was Chris Cornell, we send a prayer to his lioness". A full autopsy report has not yet been completed.

She said Cornell flew home from Soundgarden's tour the weekend before to spend time with his wife and children, before returning to the mid-west. A private funeral will be held for Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell on Friday.

'The family believes that if Chris took his life, he did not know what he was doing, and that drugs or other substances may have affected his actions, ' Pasich said. The Wayne County Medical Examiner has ruled it a suicide by hanging.

Chris Cornell had a strong stage presence as he performed with an overpowering figure and orchestrated mosh pits of fans head banging to the band's heavy riffs.

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

Slipknot's Corey Taylor was among the artists to pay tribute to Chris Cornell at Rock on the Range, the OH festival where Soundgarden was scheduled to headline Friday before the singer's death.

The 52 year-old vocalist had a prescription for Ativan, the family shared, and may have taken a higher dosage that impaired his judgement.

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