Chris Cornell performed an unplanned song about death at his final show on stage before taking his own life.
Cornell, 52, was found dead in his hotel room after performing at the Fox Theatre in Destroit yesterday. He took his own life.
As he performed his final song with Soundgarden, Slaves and Bulldozers, the band reportedly added in elements of Led Zeppelin's In My Time of Dying - a song littered with references to mortality and death.
"Meet me, Jesus, meet me / Meet me in the middle of the air / If my wings should fail me, Lord / Please meet me with another pair / Well, well, well, so I can die easy," the song goes.
The band had only performed the mash-up version of that song a couple of times before, and it took some by surprise, as it did not appear on the paper set list present at the gig, leading some to believe it was an impromptu sign from Cornell.
Tributes continue to flow for Cornell, who was a leading figure in the 90s grunge music scene as the head of Soundgarden, and later moving on to work with super-group Audioslave.
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