The wife of Chris Cornell has penned an emotional open letter to her late husband: “I’m sorry you were alone, and I know that was not you, my sweet Christopher,” she wrote.
Cornell, who enjoyed huge success with his band Soundgarden, tragically died of suicide by hanging last Thursday at the age of 52.
In reaction, his wife Vicky claimed in a statement that her husband may have suffered an adverse side effect of an anxiety medication he took: “When we spoke after the show, I noticed he was slurring his words; he was different,” she said soon after his death.
“When he told me he may have taken an extra Ativan or two, I contacted security and asked that they check on him. What happened is inexplicable and I am hopeful that further medical reports will provide additional details. I know that he loved our children and he would not hurt them by intentionally taking his own life.”
Now, getting to grips with the loss of her husband, Vicky has penned a loving open letter to her husband. Here it is:
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,