Vicky Cornell Exposes Never-Before-Seen Love Letter From Chris
During an interview by Fatherly, Chris Cornell’s wife Vicky Cornell has revealed a love letter from her late husband which was never surfaced before and has opened up about how she and her children cope with the singer’s death.
Chris Cornell was found unconscious by his bodyguard in the bathroom of his hotel room on May 18, 2017, after he was on stage on May 17 with his band Soundgarden. According to the sources, he had an exercise band around his neck and was lying on the floor. Cornell was at the age of 52 when he died, and the apparent cause of his death was suicide by hanging.
Speaking to Fatherly about the grief she still feels, Vicky Cornell said that she sometimes feels like there is no one who understands as grief makes one feel all alone despite the amount of support one has. She then revealed she holds on to her kids during those periods, and Chris as well, as she considers him as a reason still.
“There are certainly moments where I feel like there is no one who understands. Grief can make you feel all alone no matter how much support you have. There are moments where it consumes me and when I feel that I just find my reason — which is my kids, Toni and Christopher — and as strange as it may sound, Chris. He’s still my reason, I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Later on in the interview, Vicky also revealed a love letter written by her husband which was never seen before. In his letter, Chris mentioned he was lucky enough to know true love thanks to his beloved wife. Chris’ recently surfaced emotional words on his love towards Vicky reminded his fans and family what an exceptional soul the singer was.
The letter read:
“I write this with the quivering hand that is guided by the fortunes of a heart lucky enough to know true love. My heart is a beating drum and my voice a clanging bell sounding to the world I love you. Be mine in joy, lit only by the glow of our shining love! I love you so, Chris.”
After the death of Chris Cornell, his family constantly tried to keep his memory alive. They have launched the Stop the Stigma initiative through the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation to educate the youth and create awareness for addictions that might lead to suicide and mental disorders. A posthumous covers album of Chris named ‘No One Sings Like You Anymore’ was also released on December 11, 2020, consisting of 10 covers recorded by Cornell in 2016.