Chris Cornell’s final performance: Watch footage

18 May 2019, 11:00 | Updated: 18 May 2019, 11:01

We mark the anniversary of the tragic passing of the Soundgarden singer by looking back at his last ever performance.

18 May 2017 was the day that Chris Cornell took his own life, aged 52.

The grunge icon performed a show in Detroit with Soundgarden just hours before his death, showing what fine voice he as in.

Watch the footage of his final ever performance above.

Alex Cariaga, who also uploaded a clip to YouTube, said "They played for two hours straight with no issues that I could see or hear."

Soundgarden, along with Nirvana, spearheaded the grunge movement in the 90s, and Cornell later went on to form Audioslave with Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello.

Cornell's last message online referenced Soungarden's gig in the city, and read: "#Detroit finally back to Rock City!!!! @soundgarden #nomorebullshit".

Attendees at Cornell’s funeral included Soundgarden members Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd, Tom Morello, Metallica, Dave Grohl and Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, who sang a beautiful version of Hallelujah.

In October 2018, the members of Soundgarden and Cornell’s widow Vicky unveiled a life-sized bronze statue of the star at the Seattle Center as a memorial.

Chris Cornell Commemorated With Statue In Seattle
Chris Cornell Commemorated With Statue In Seattle. Picture: Mat Hayward/Getty Images

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