Watch Chris Cornell’s Final Video and Read His Daughter’s Open Letter to Him

Video for "The Promise" Timed to World Refugee Day

Jun 20, 2017
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Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell passed away last month in Detroit after the band's show at the Fox Theater. Cornell, who was only 52, was found unresponsive in his hotel room at the MGM Grand Detroit. Now Cornell's final music video has been released. It's for a song called "The Promise" that he shared a couple of months before his death and was written for a film of the same name. The Promise is a historical drama about the Armenian genocide in the early 20th century that stars Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac and came out in April. Cornell does appear in the video singing the song, but instead of being intercut with footage of the film, which didn't fare well with critics or at the box office, it features modern images of Syrian refugees. Meiert Avis and Stefan Smith directed the video, which Cornell wanted released today, on World Refugee Day. Watch it below via Rolling Stone.

Cornell's daughter, Toni, has also written a moving open letter to her father, which has been posted to Cornell's official Facebook page in honor of Father's Day. "You are my idol, someone I've always looked up to. You were always there for me. You pushed me forward every day, and you still do," she writes, and goes on to praise Cornell and talk about how he got her into Prince's Purple Rain, among other things. Read the whole letter below.

The Promise (Official Video) by Chris Cornell on VEVO.

 

 

 

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