One week has passed and the aftershock of Soundgarden/Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell’s death is still deeply felt by those in the music community, his fans and of course his family. His wife, Vicky Cornell, has already spoken publicly about her belief that it was the prescription drug, Ativan, which led to Cornell taking his life after a show in Detroit.
Now, Vicky has written a letter to her late husband. The letter, originally posted by Billboard, lays out Vicky’s emotions, and regrets, since her husband’s passing. “To My Sweet Christopher,” the letter opens. “You were the best father, husband and son-in-law. Your patience, empathy and love always shoed 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.” Vicky continues, now expressing her remorse. “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, [referring to Cornell’s suicide] 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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