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Bands pay tribute to Chris Cornell at Ohio music festival

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/20/2017
Corey Taylor performs a tribute to Chris Cornell at Rock On The Range Music Festival on Friday, May 19, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Corey Taylor performs a tribute to Chris Cornell at Rock On The Range Music Festival on Friday, May 19, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Bands and music fans at a weekend rock festival where Soundgarden had been scheduled to headline are paying tribute to frontman Chris Cornell.

Festival goers embrace during a tribute to Chris Cornell performed by Corey Taylor at Rock On The Range Music Festival on Friday, May 19, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Festival goers embrace during a tribute to Chris Cornell performed by Corey Taylor at Rock On The Range Music Festival on Friday, May 19, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Cornell was found dead this week after a concert in Detroit.

Soundgarden was supposed to close out the first night of the Rock on the Range festival on Friday in Columbus.

Many of the bands remembered Cornell by performing his songs. Bush sang "Black Hole Sun," Live performed "I Am the Highway" and Stone Sour did "Outshined."

Fans say they're still in shock.

A medical examiner says Cornell hanged himself after performing Wednesday.

But his family is disputing that he knowingly and intentionally killed himself and say they are awaiting toxicology results to find out what led to his death, or if any substances were involved.

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