Chris Cornell the subject of 'Autopsy' TV series
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The Reelz cable network was recently filming Autopsy: The Last Hours Of Chris Cornell at Shepherd's Bush Hall in England, where the program recreated Soundgarden's and singer Chris Cornell's last show at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. It was also revealed that British actor and singer Paul Ayres is portraying the late vocalist, who took his own life just a few hours after that concert last May 18th.
The cast also includes Andrew Shire as bassist Ben Shepherd, Patrick Holly as drummer Matt Cameron and Ben Sura as guitarist Kim Thayil.
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… is a documentary-style TV series that investigates the tragic, controversial and sudden deaths of celebrities. The series debuted in 2014 on Channel 5 in the United Kingdom and was later broadcast in the United States by Reelz.
The series has done episodes on James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Muhammad Ali, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Andy Warhol, Andy Kaufman, Farrah Fawcett, Johnny Cash, George Harrison, George Michael, Mary Tyler Moore, James Gandolfini and others. It is unknown when the Chris Cornell episode will air.
Cornell was found dead in his Detroit hotel room just a short time after Soundgarden completed its show on the night of May 18th. The singer committed suicide by hanging himself from a bathroom door.