Festival Cancelled after Chris Cornell's Death
By The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS, MO - A rock festival in suburban St. Louis has been canceled following the death of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell.
A medical examiner determined that Cornell killed himself by hanging in a Detroit hotel room following a concert on Wednesday. The 52-year-old Cornell had just performed with Soundgarden at Detroit's Fox Theatre.
Soundgarden was the scheduled headliner for Pointfest on Saturday in Maryland Heights, Missouri, sponsored by an alternative radio station. In addition to Soundgarden, Pointfest was to feature Stone Sour, Pierce the Veil, Greek Fire and other bands.
Soundgarden was to headline Friday at Rock on the Range, a three-day concert in Columbus, Ohio. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Rock on the Range will go on without Soundgarden, and they will pay tribute to him through the weekend.

A full autopsy report on Cornell's body was not yet completed Thursday afternoon, but two Detroit newspapers had earlier cited Detroit police social media manager Dontae Freeman, who said Cornell was found with "a band around his neck." 
A different Detroit Police spokesman, Michael Woody, told The Associated Press Thursday that he could not confirm that information. 

Seattle radio stations played songs from Soundgarden and Cornell's other bands (like Audioslave or Temple of the Dog) and solo work. They also played artists who covered Cornell's material and those who were influenced by him.
Grief-stricken fans left flowers at memorials throughout the city.
Cornell was born and raised in Seattle and was part of a close knit group of artists who formed the foundation of what would become the grunge scene that exploded in the early 1990s.

Published 03:13 PM, Thursday May. 18, 2017
Updated 10:33 AM, Saturday May. 20, 2017

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