Cornell died May 18, 2017 at the age of 52 in what was ruled as suicide by hanging. He was found dead in a Detroit hotel room shortly after his band Soundgarden performed a concert at the city’s Fox Theatre.
His sudden death was greeted with an outpouring of grief from fans and numerous high-profile tributes, including a concert in Los Angeles just last month.
Cornell received a posthumous best rock performance Grammy nomination later in 2017 for “The Promise,” losing out to fellow late musician Leonard Cohen, who died in 2016.
The Grammy is the first for Cornell since 1995, when Soundgarden won the same award for “Black Hole Sun” and best metal performance for “Spoonman.”