Space Needle goes dark Thursday night in remembrance of Chris Cornell

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SEATTLE (WTHR/KING-TV) - Seattle's famous Space Needle went dark Thursday night in remembrance of Seattle native Chris Cornell.

Cornell died Wednesday night of an apparent suicide in a Detroit hotel room following a show by his band, Soundgarden.

Cornell was born and raised in Seattle and was part of a close-knit group of artists who formed the foundation of what would become the grunge scene that exploded in the early 1990s by combining the bombast of early 1970s heavy metal with the aggression and attitude of punk rock.

One of the many locations where people gathered in Seattle Thursday was the Sound Garden art sculpture at a Seattle park, for which Soundgarden was named.

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