Musicians remember Chris Cornell a year on from his death

It's been one year since Soundgarden and Audioslave lead singer Chris Cornell died aged 52.

His wife, Vicky Cornell, has invited fans to a public vigil in his honour at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Saturday evening (local time).

Many fellow musicians and former band mates have taken to social media to remember the sadly missed singer-songwriter.

The distinctive four-octave voice of Cornell fronted some of music's most influential grunge bands.

Cornell launched his career in the early 90s as a frontman for Soundgarden, as well as Temple of the Dog alongside musician Eddie Vedder.

In 2002 he began working on solo music and formed super group Audioslave with Tom Morello from Rage Against The Machine.

Cornell was found dead in his hotel room in Detroit last year after performing with Soundgarden earlier that evening. His death was later ruled a suicide.

The singer had been sober but relapsed with prescription drugs, according to the toxicology report. 

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