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Chris Cornell wins Grammy Award posthumously for best rock performance

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Late has won his first posthumous Award in best rock performance category for his song 'When Bad Does Good'.

His children and accepted the award on his behalf. Cornell's wife also attended the award ceremony, reported Variety.

honoured her beloved father earlier in the day on the red carpet by wearing a shirt with his portrait printed on it. After Cornell's win, she told reporters, "It was sad he couldn't be there to accept it for something he was so proud of and worked so hard on. At the same time, we're so proud of him. It was bittersweet."

"When Bad Does Good" features emotional and haunting lyrics in light of the singer's suicide in 2017, which took place while he was touring with 'Soundgarden'.

died on May 18, 2017 at the age of 52 in what was reported as a suicide by hanging. He was found dead in a hotel room after his band 'Soundgarden' performed a concert at the city's Fox Theatre.

His death was grieved by fans and various high-profile tributes, including a concert in which took place just last month.

Cornell earned a posthumous best rock performance nomination in 2017 for 'The Promise' but lost to fellow late Leonard Cohen, who passed away in 2016.

This win marks his win. The singer, who passed away in May 2017, has previously took home two awards for best rock performance ('Black Hole Sun') and best ('Spoonman') for his work with in 1995, reported The

Cornell founded 'Soundgarden' in 1984 with Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, and The band won two in 1995. Cornell performed solo after his band broke up two years later. He later joined 'Audioslave'. reunited in 2012.

The late had struggled with substance abuse during his adult life and admitted in 2009 that he had been in rehab for an addiction to OxyContin.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 09:50 IST