Chris Cornell pays tribute to Whitney Houston with ‘I Will Always Love You’ cover – video

Soundgarden man gives nod to late singer at fundraiser for Barack Obama

Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell has paid tribute to Whitney Houston by performing a cover of ‘I Will Always Love You’ – scroll down and click below to watch it.

The ex-Audioslave man played the 1974 Dolly Parton song at a fundraiser for Barack Obama’s presidential re-election campaign in San Francisco on Thursday (February 16), a gig which also saw him play version of songs by John Lennon and Bob Marley.

Houston scored her biggest selling single with a cover of ‘I Will Always Love You’ for the soundtrack to 1992 film The Bodyguard, in which she made her acting debut.

The late singer is due to be buried at a funeral in Newark, New Jersey at 5pm (GMT) later today (18).

The service, which will be streamed live on the internet, is due to be attended by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and her co-star in The Bodyguard, Kevin Costner.

Houston passed away last Saturday (February 11) at the age of 48, after she was discovered underwater and unconscious in a bath at a hotel in Beverly Hills. Though it has been widely reported that she died as a result of an overdose of Xanax and other prescription drugs mixed with alcohol, police have said it may take up to eight weeks for her cause of death to be formally confirmed.

A police spokesman has said that although prescription drugs were present in the singer’s room, reports that they were involved in her death were still only “rumours and speculation”.