Chris Cornell’s Widow Brings to Light Late Rocker’s Email on Birthday Tribute07/22/2019
Vicky Cornell remembers the Soundgarden frontman on what would have been his 55th birthday as Rita Wilson and Tom Morello share their own homage with individual social media post.
AceShowbiz -The widow of tragic rock star Chris Cornell has offered up a tribute to the late Soundgarden star to mark what would have been his 55th birthday.
Vicky Cornell posted a black-and-white photo of the singer with two of his children, teenagers Toni and Christopher, on Instagram on Saturday, July 20 and captioned it: “Forever missed, forever loved.”
She also included a screenshot of an email Cornell had sent her, which read: “You know I only care about my family. You and my babies. It’s hard for me to go to sleep and wake up without you. When it’s bumpy and I think about the plane crashing, all I can think about is you three and nothing that separates us seems worth it.”
Cornell took his life in a Detroit, Michigan hotel room in May, 2017.
Tom Hanks‘ wife Rita Wilson also had Chris on her mind on Saturday, and commented on Vicki’s post, writing: “Love is love. Glad Chris was born. He gave so much.”
The actress and singer also posted a photo of herself and the Soundgarden star, and added the caption: “Today is @chriscornellofficial’s birthday. This man with a voice like no other said ‘yes’ without hesitation when I asked if he’d sing a duet with me on my first album AM/FM. His voice on the track, ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM, is so gorgeous and silky. His tenderness and soul come through in a fluid warm, wash over you kind of way.”
“He didn’t need to say he’d sing on the album, but he did. What a gift he gave me. And what a gift he was to all who knew him and listened to him.”
Cornell’s Audioslave bandmate Tom Morello also celebrated his late pal’s birthday with a post on social media.
Revealing his kids have recently discovered Audioslave’s music, he recalled: “While rocking out hard to Cochise my oldest stopped and said, ‘Dad, it’s really sad that Chris Cornell is dead’. I replied, ‘That is very true, but let’s keep rocking out’. And we did. Happy Birthday, Chris.”
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