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The Latest: Fans, mourners gather to honor Chris Cornell

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  Fans are lining up outside the memorial where Chris Cornell will be laid to rest on Friday.
   Los Angeles resident Melody Andrade brought her 4-year-old son Jude to Hollywood Forever Cemetery to pay her respects to the late Soundgarden singer-songwriter. The pair wore matching T-shirts that read, "Say Hello 2 Heaven."
   Andrade says Cornell's death is on par to her with the loss of rockers Elvis Presley and John Lennon.
   Cornell was unresponsive in a Detroit hotel room on May 18 after playing a concert with Soundgarden. The 52-year-old Seattle native was a leading voice in the grunge movement that became mainstream in the 1990s.
   About a dozen fans gathered outside the cemetery's gates as mourners began to arrive Friday morning for a private memorial service. One person played Soundgarden music from a portable speaker.
   A public memorial and viewing of Cornell's final resting place will be begin at 3 p.m. Pacific.

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