Fans of musician Chris Cornell think this may have crossed a line.
On Wednesday, TMZ shared graphic images of the scene of Cornell’s suicide, and the photos did not go over well with his fans.
Pictures from the Detroit hotel room the night the musician died show some of his belongings, including the exercise apparatus he used to end his life.
There were also three prescription bottles for prednisone (anti-inflammatory), omeprazole (antacid) and lorazepam (anti-anxiety) in the hotel room.
Some of the outraged Twitter comments slamming the tabloid for sharing such sensitive and graphic images included, “Shame on @tmz @DailyMail and every other news outlet who published the photos from Chris Cornell's suicide. Despicable on so many levels.”
Another user wrote, “Not cool! Does this really need to be seen by anyone? Very disrespectful to Chris Cornell & his family! Shame on you!”
Not cool! Does this really need to be seen by anyone? Very disrespectful to Chris Cornell & his family! Shame on you!— knicksfan36 (@cynthiacarnival) July 12, 2017
Amy Edwards tweeted, “You should be ashamed of yourself TMZ. You have no respect for whatsoever, not even the dead.”
Cornell died after a concert in Detroit in May. He was 52 years old.
“He didn’t want to die,” she said, alluding to his past issues with substance abuse. She also said he was sober over the last few years.
“If he was of sound mind, I know he wouldn’t have done this.”