Chris Cornell died at the age of 52 on Wednesday, of what the Detroit medical examiner said was a hanging by suicide (his wife now says prescription drugs may have played a role.) His unexpected departure into the superunknown prompted eulogies from fellow musicians and tributes from other admirers around town.
Irving Plaza, where Cornell last performed with Soundgarden in 2012, changed its marquee in memorium, as you can see above.
In Williamsburg, Vinny’s Pizza offered up one of qits Rest in Pizza tributes, adding some Soundgarden-themed specials to the menu.
Michael Breach, the Brooklyn barista who previously paid tribute to Cornell’s onetime Seattle labelmate Kurt “Cobean”, also created a tribute.
Here’s footage of Cornell playing with Soundgarden at legendary Brooklyn venue L’Amour, back in 1990. At the 27-minute mark, a masked Cornell takes the stage to help Faith No More with a cover of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs.”