Chris Cornell’s widow has written a heartfelt open letter to her late husband in which she says that she’s “broken” by his death and that she will continue to “fight” for him.
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The Soundgarden vocalist committed suicide after a gig with the band at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. He was 52-years-old.
The letter, via Billboard, reads:
“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.
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,
As previously reported on Gigwise, toxicology tests are underway to determine the levels of drugs in his system, specifically Ativan. Ativan is a brand for lorazepam, a prescription drug used to treat anxiety. It is believed that Cornell may have accidentally double dosed before his death. Ativan overdoses can cause suicidal thoughts.
Chris Cornell will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery tomorrow (May 26).