Chris Cornell's Widow Apologizes In Tearful Goodbye Letter

May 25, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET
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Music fans all over the world are mourning Chris Cornell after his sudden death last week. Those who are still grappling with his passing may find comfort in the beautiful good-bye letter his wife, Vicky Cornell, penned for Billboard.

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"To my sweet Christopher, you were the best father, husband and son-in-law. Your patience, empathy and love always showed through," she wrote. "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."

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Her letter continued, "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."

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Chris's death was ruled a suicide, but Vicky and other members of Chris's family have been fighting that, according to Us Weekly, arguing that an accidental overdose of his prescribed anxiety medication may have played a part in his death. Shortly after Chris's death, Vicky released a statement describing the time he spent with his family just before he died and the plans they had made for an upcoming family vacation. Vicky maintains that Chris wouldn't have hurt his family by completing suicide.