Mariners hold moment of silence to mourn Chris Cornell’s passing (pics)
The world this week lost a true rock icon with the death of Chris Cornell. The Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman — not to mention accomplished solo artist — was found dead in his hotel room in Detroit late Wednesday night following a concert in a death that is being ruled a suicide.
Cornell was a Seattle native and a huge fan of the city’s sports teams. To mourn his passing, the Seattle Mariners held a moment of silence at Safeco Field on Thursday night before a 5-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
Seattle lost a legend. Rest in peace, Chris Cornell.
We will honor him tonight at @SafecoField with a moment of silence pregame. https://t.co/t1t0BoG0PL
— Mariners (@Mariners) May 18, 2017
— MarinersVision (@MarinersVision) May 19, 2017
Cap-tip to the @Mariners and @Tigers for some very nice tributes to Chris Cornell today. https://t.co/0HFX7aPUGG #RIPChrisCornell via @Cut4 pic.twitter.com/ekJeBRGYwI
— Adrian Garro (@adriangarro) May 19, 2017
Greg Greene, filling in as Safeco Field’s DJ Thursday night, fittingly opted for an all-Cornell soundtrack for the game.
Back to my roots filling in as #Mariners DJ tonight and ready to remember a Seattle legend. #RIPChrisCornell pic.twitter.com/zbEOMMGWFE
— Gregg Greene (@RealGregg) May 19, 2017
Seattle’s Space Needle also went dark for one hour on Thursday night to mourn the death of the city’s native son.
The @space_needle is dark tonight in honor of @chriscornell pic.twitter.com/hONgda1rae
— KOMO News (@komonews) May 19, 2017
The Detroit Tigers, in the town where Cornell died, paid tribute to the late musician in its media notes.
Today's @tigers media notes feature headers of famous Chris Cornell songs. Nice tribute. #RIP pic.twitter.com/pNkxXSfcDw
— Freep Sports (@freepsports) May 18, 2017
Black hole sun, won’t you come. pic.twitter.com/OISnMqEbkS
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) May 18, 2017
Cornell was 52 years old.