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Seattle Mariners Hold Moment of Silence for Grunge Legend Chris Cornell (Video)
The music world lost a legend on Thursday. Chris Cornell, frontman for grunge rock heavyweights Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, and Audioslave, was found dead in a Detroit hotel of an apparent suicide.
Music fans everywhere are mourning the loss of Cornell, who had one of the greatest set of pipes in the history of rock. However, fans in his hometown of Seattle are taking it especially hard. Soundgarden took it’s name from a famous Seattle sculpture park, and along with Nirvana and Pearl Jam they helped turn Seattle into the rock and roll capitol of the world in the early 90s.
The Seattle Mariners understand what the passing of Cornell means to the people of Seattle, so they made sure to pay their respects.
Seattle lost a legend. Rest in peace, Chris Cornell.
— Mariners (@Mariners) May 18, 2017
Prior to Thursday night’s game against the White Sox, the Mariners honored the late rocker with a tribute on the SafeCo Field video board and moment of silence.
Pregame tribute here for Chris Cornell, one of four frontmen who brought Seattle’s sound to the national stage during the 1980s and 90s. pic.twitter.com/7bNbk9mNQC
— Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) May 19, 2017
You can’t help but note the irony of honoring a guy known for his primal screams with a moment of silence. But it was moving nonetheless.
Classy stuff from the Mariners.
RIP Chris Cornell.
Hat Tip – [theScore]