Chris Cornell’s wife Vicky has written a letter to the late Soundgarden singer that was published yesterday. She once again stresses her belief that Cornell would not have committed suicide if not for the side effects of the Ativan he took after Soundgarden’s show May 17th in Detroit.
This is the letter:
“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.
NEW YORK – JULY 31: Musician Chris Cornell and his children Toni and Christopher on stage during a concert at the Beacon Theatre July 31, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Kohen/WireImage)
“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.”
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 15: Musician Chris Cornell (L) and wife Vicky Karayiannis arrive at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
This is my favorite Chris Cornell song, its from his solo stuff – Rocky