Chris Cornell laid to rest at LA memorial service

The Latest: Tom Morello, Josh Brolin eulogize Chris Cornell

The Latest: Tom Morello, Josh Brolin eulogize Chris Cornell

Following the private memorial, Cornell's burial site was opened to the public, as fans gathered around the gravesite where his ashes were buried.

During the service, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington performed a version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", while Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament, James Brolin, and Cornell's Soundgarden bandmates Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Audioslave's Tom Morello all delivered eulogies [via AP]. "Let it be known that I am here for you and will forever be in your lives".

Chris Cornell laid to rest at LA memorial service

"For Chris's sake let's make a commitment to looking after one another".

He listed the things he loved about Cornell, including his smile, his "ridiculously attractive hair" and his "willingness to help others", before addressing Cornell's children, Toni, Lillian and Christopher. "You don't sound right, sweetheart", Karayiannis said.

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A marker at Cornell's grave, only feet away from the headstone of his hero Johnny Ramone, reads, "Voice of our generation and an artist for all time".

Also at the private ceremony were Jimmy Page, James Franco, Dave Navarro, Krist Novoselic.

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After Soundgarden broke up in 1997, Cornell in 2001 joined members of Rage Against The Machine to form Audioslave, who released an acclaimed self-titled album.

Fans were allowed to watch the proceedings from a distance alongside the media - they were later allowed to visit his grave.

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Celeste Parrella, a 28-year-old accountant, travelled for 18 hours from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and will fly home less than a day after arriving. It has been said that paths that have crossed will cross again, and I know that you will come find me, and I will be here waiting. "I wanted to be here and felt like Chris needed us here", she said. Cornell was cremated at a far more low-key event on Tuesday. Coroner's officials released say preliminary autopsy results show the singer hanged himself, but full toxicology results remain pending. "Chris, a recovering addict, had a prescription for Ativan and may have taken more Ativan than recommended dosages", adding, "the family believes that if Chris took his own life, he did not know what he was doing, and that drugs or other substances may have affected his actions".

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