Last month, Chris Cornell died of an apparent suicide in his Detroit hotel room, but he was in rock-star mode in his last hours. It appears that one of the last people who saw Cornell alive was a fan who followed him back to his hotel after playing the final Soundgarden show. The fan got Cornell to sign a ticket stub and a few records, and that ticket stub is now for sale on eBay, with an asking price of $9,999.99.
On the eBay page, the fan writes, “This ticket was signed at his hotel immediately following the concert, and this happened only about an hour before he passed away. He signed a couple vinyl records and CD covers for me and my ticket stub. Please see the date of the ticket stub.”
Even at that price, the fan can’t guarantee its authenticity in any tangible way: “I do not have a photo proof of Chris signing this item or other autographs from that date. This was signed as he was entering his hotel. He had a police escort after the show, was traveling with private security, and there was hotel security. The situation didn’t really permit photos.”
But if you have a whole lot of money to blow on a particularly morbid piece of rock memorabilia, it’s up for sale here.