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Vicky Cornell, Widow of Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell, Pens Open Letter to Him

"I'm broken, but I will stand up for you and I will take care of our beautiful babies."

May 24, 2017 Audioslave
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Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell passed away last week 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. The police determined that Cornell took his own life by hanging, but his wife Vicky challenged that idea, suggesting that he may have taken too many doses of the anti-anxiety drug Ativan that he was prescribed and that may have affected his judgment, especially as side effects of the drug include suicidal thoughts. Now Vicky has penned an open letter to her late husband and shared it with Billboard. Read it below.

“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,

Your Vicky”

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