Chris Cornell's Widow: 'I Know That Was Not You'

Vicky Cornell writes Soundgarden frontman an open letter
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2017 10:10 AM CDT
Updated May 25, 2017 10:17 AM CDT
Chris Cornell's Widow Pens a Love Letter
In this 2012 file photo, Chris Cornell and his wife, Vicky, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Katy Winn, File)

Vicky Cornell says husband Chris Cornell was slurring his words and under the influence of prescription drugs the night he died, and she now writes the Soundgarden frontman a final love letter, telling him that "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." In the wrenching open letter, published Wednesday in Billboard, she says that "I'm broken, but I will stand up for you and I will take care of our beautiful babies. ... 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." The full piece is here. (More Chris Cornell stories.)

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