A small group of Chris Cornell's family and friends gathered at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles yesterday as the late rocker's body was cremated.
Cornell was accompanied by his brother Peter, his wife Vicky Karayiannis and his friends Linda Ramone and musician J.D. King. A larger group of friends and family will return to the cemetery on Friday for a private funeral when Cornell's ashes will be buried. After the service, the family says fans will be allowed to visit his burial to pay respects.
The funeral has been planned for days but there was no prior mention of Cornell being cremated.
The cemetery is preparing for a large crowd of visitors to pay their respects to Cornell.
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