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Chris Cornell’s Wife Writes Heartbreaking Open Letter To Her Late Husband

Written by Tom Williams on May 25, 2017

Vicky Cornell, the wife of late rocker Chris Cornell, has paid tribute to her husband in a heart-wrenching open letter.

Published by Billboard, the letter (below) sees Vicky Cornell open up about what her husband meant to her and her family. She also apologises to Chris for not being with him on the night of his death.

“My heart gleamed to see you happy, living and motivated. Excited for life. Doing everything you could to give back,” she writes.

“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.”

Read the letter in full, below.

Cornell died in a Detroit hotel room last week at the age of 52, and his death has since been ruled a suicide.

The musician, who had fronted bands like Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple Of The Dog, has been remembered in a number of powerful musical tributes by his fellow musos around the world.

If you or anyone you know needs help or information regarding mental health, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.

Vicky Cornell Letter (Via Billboard)

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,
Your Vicky

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