Friday, May 26, 2017

Brad Pitt attends a memorial service for Chris Cornell at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Friday, May 26, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brad Pitt and Pharrell joined mourners Friday at Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell’s memorial service at a storied Hollywood cemetery.
Soundgarden music played from a portable speaker outside the cemetery’s gates as a group of about a dozen fans gathered outside. Chauffeured cars and sport utility vehicles arrived carrying mourners, including Cornell’s widow and his two youngest children, for a private service on the Fairbanks Lawn at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Rows of white chairs and floral arrangements were set out under overcast sky. Audioslave’s “Like a Stone” played from speakers.
Among those who came to pay tribute were Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield of Metallica, and Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction.
The service will be followed by a public memorial and viewing of Cornell’s final resting place at 3 p.m.
Outside the gates, Melody Andrade brought her 4-year-old son Jude to pay respects to Cornell. The pair wore matching T-shirts that read, “Say Hello 2 Heaven.”
“I feel like this is just as big as the death of Elvis or John Lennon. That’s why I had to bring my son,” Andrade said. “There will never be another. He’s a modern day Freddie Mercury. I needed some closure on this.”
Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting place for numerous stars, including Jayne Mansfield, Douglas Fairbanks, Rudolph Valentino and Cecil B. DeMille.
Cornell, 52, was pronounced dead May 18 after he was found unresponsive in a Detroit hotel room hours after performing a concert with Soundgarden. Coroner’s officials released say preliminary autopsy results show the singer hanged himself, but full toxicology results remain pending. The singer’s family has disputed the findings and claim Cornell may have taken more of an anti-anxiety drug than he was prescribed.
The Seattle native was a leading voice of the grunge movement in the 1990s. Besides Soundgarden, he scored hits as a solo artist and with bands Temple of the Dog and Audioslave.
He is survived by his wife and three children.
Vicky Cornell penned an open letter to her husband that was posted online by Billboard on Wednesday in which she promised to fight for him and take care of their children.
“We had the time of our lives in the last decade and I’m sorry, my sweet love, that I did not see what happened to you that night. I’m sorry you were alone, and I know that was not you, my sweet Christopher. Your children know that too, so you can rest in peace,” she wrote.


The 53-year-old actor was spotted leaving Craig’s restaurant on Friday afternoon (May 26) in West Hollywood, Calif. following Chris Cornell‘s funeral.


  1. Fussy Angelina & Knox I think its from yesterday she has a diffrent top on and Knox has changed too

  2. Fussy the most recent Tweet is actually from today

  3. Fussy its from TODAY its a mini video a fan posted

    megan‏ @Megggeers 34m34 minutes ago
    Y'all I saw Angelina Jolie this morning and she's cool af

  4. Angelina Jolie was again photographed touring Disney Park on the afternoon of Friday, May 26.

    Accompanied by her children, the actress was very happy and relaxed, enjoying the company of the little ones and having fun.

  5. Fussy, no need to post my post

    Brad at the funeral

    And the seating chart showing Brad in the "Family" section.

  6. No need to post my post, Fussy, Thanks.

    Shi and Vivi w/the dogs.... From Joliepittdaily

    Several other pics of the kids are there as well.