Chris Cornell To Be Buried In Private Ceremony

Less than a week after Soundgarden rocker Chris Cornell was found dead, plans for his funeral have been released.

According to Entertainment Tonight, Cornell will be buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on May 26, 2017. The Cornell family's attorney, Kirk Pasich, notes that the service will be a private ceremony.

New York Daily News reports that a public service will be held at a later date so that fans of the singer can mourn Cornell's loss. Cornell's memory was previously honored during the Range Music Festival on May 19, at which his band had been scheduled to play.

Cornell passed away on May 17 after a show in Detroit, Mich. He was reportedly found on the floor of his hotel bathroom. He was just 52 years old. The Wayne County medical examiner's office later revealed that Cornell's cause of death was ruled a suicide by hanging.

However, as Nicki Swift previously reported, Cornell's family alleges that he never would have taken his own life intentionally. They believe that Cornell, who was a recovering addict, may have taken more than the recommended dosage of his Ativan prescription, which affected his judgement. In a statement, Pasich explained, "Some medical literature indicates that Ativan can cause paranoid or suicidal thoughts, slurred speech and impaired judgment."