(TRR) Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell passed away last week at the age of 52. Initially his death was ruled a suicide by the Detroit medical examiner, however Cornell’s wife Vicky Cornell is adamant that her husband did not intentionally take his own life. She believes his actions on the eve of his passing were influenced by an accidental overdose of his prescription anxiety medication.
Today, Vicky penned an emotional letter to her late husband which was published by our friends at Billboard. “To my sweet Christopher,” she begins. She goes on to make final promises to Cornell, stating, “I’m broken, but I will stand up for you and I will take care of our beautiful babies.” Read the full note below:
To My Sweet Christopher,
You were the best father, husband and son-in-law. Your patience, empathy and love always showed through.
You had always said I saved you, that you wouldn’t be alive if it were not for me. My heart gleamed to see you happy, living and motivated. Excited for life. Doing everything you could to give back. We had the time of our lives in the last decade and I’m sorry, my sweet love, that I did not see what happened to you that night. I’m sorry you were alone, and I know that was not you, my sweet Christopher. Your children know that too, so you can rest in peace.
I’m broken, but I will stand up for you and I will take care of our beautiful babies. I will think of you every minute of every day and I will fight for you. You were right when you said we are soulmates. It has been said that paths that have crossed will cross again, and I know that you will come find me, and I will be here waiting.
I love you more than anyone has ever loved anyone in the history of loving and more than anyone ever will.
Always and forever,
Chris Cornell’s remains have been cremated ahead of a private funeral to be held this Friday, May 26 in Los Angeles, CA. Our continued thoughts and prayers are with Chris, his beloved wife Vicky, their children, Soundgarden, Audioslave, and all of Chris’s friends and family.