Chris Cornell’s Brother Pens Emotional Tribute: “My Heart Is Broken”

Peter Cornell, the brother of Chris Cornell, has shared a heart-wrenching open letter addressing the death of his brother.

Peter is the second family member to speak publicly after Cornell’s death, following Chris’ wife Vicky.

On his Facebook account Peter wrote, 
”It’s been difficult to put words together. My heart is broken.”

“Chris was always just my brother. We just “were”. No pretense. No dog and pony show. We didn’t have to get deep all the time. Sometimes we only needed to just be in the same room and just be present. That was enough.”

“I will never wrap my head around his passing,” he continued.

“I’ve been in shock since I heard the news. I can’t and won’t let him go.”

He further thanked everyone for their “kindness and condolences” and shared two photos of the first and last time they were together.

It’s been a fortnight since Chris died in Detroit and there have been plenty of tributes. This week, Trent Reznor, Tom Morello and more shared some of their final memories about the rock icon.

He was laid to rest over the weekend at an LA ceremony with Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington delivering a touching cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’.

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