Chris Cornell
  • 52 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 20, 1964
  • Place of birth:
    Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Date of passing: May 18, 2017
  • Place of passing:
    Detroit, Michigan, United States
No one sings like you anymore...

Chris Cornell was a rock icon and a innovator in music. Frequently ranked as one of the best voices in music history, he successfully maintained his own unique identity over decades as a multi-Grammy award-winning musician and universally acclaimed singer, songwriter and lyricist.

Sadly, we lost Chris.

Chris Cornell committed suicide on May 18, 2017.

Beloved brother, son, father and friend, he leaves behind three beautiful children; Lily Jean, Toni and Christopher Jr.

He will always be loved and never forgotten by family, friends and his fans around the world.

This page was created with incredible love by Chris Cornell fans. Please feel free to share your memories about Chris as well as videos and photos. This page was created by fans for fans to remember Chris.

Thank you for visiting this memorial page. I hope in a way it helps you heal a little from this great loss.

We Love you Chris.   

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Shadow Dancer on 19th October 2017

"I miss you today like I missed you the day I heard you took your own life. I wish you were still here. I'm so sorry you went through what you went through. I love you."

This tribute was added by Lush Luxe on 18th October 2017

"Dear Chris,

I can't believe it's been 5 months since you left this earth. What would you think of the circus going on surrounding your death? It's hard to know because it was going on ever since you started your new life. Your last words to the public before your concert were "no more bullshit." This makes me think you were down on the upside now & it was turning back around. For the past several years I hoped you would make it out & I hope that your spirit is free now. Thank you for sharing your brilliance with the world. You are missed every second by so many people everywhere who loved you for your soul."

This tribute was added by Debbie Moore on 18th October 2017

"5 months ago feels like just yesterday.....

Came to the earth under the same moon
Never knowing one another
Still you pulled me from despair
Your words struck my heart, a bolt of light
and let it bleed.
Through all of our years you sang for me
Precious moments in my life.
Falling in love, two lovers stargazing in a field
while your words played to us.
It let me dream, it let me scream.
Year after year the voice never failed me
Wisdom with scars for us both came with time
Both fighting for the same cause  
To make it to the finish line
A single note transports me back to those days of my youth
Your poetry, your artistry of the heart,
words painted till the end of time
Then suddenly, roaring winds rose from the sea blew out your candle
forced you across your finish line.
I'll never know where you came from
Had to be another space in time
Where diamonds are created so rare, so fine
never duplicated and  just one that came to shine
Gratitude and love in my sadness is what I'm sending to you  
Never forgetting all you left for me to use
So be free, travel far and soar high
Imprinted footsteps of your boots across all hearts and minds
Never to be erased, will withstand for all human race
A painter of hearts, only Legends are made.

Christopher Cornell, the master, rest in peace

Sincere love and appreciation,

Debbie Abrams Moore

Written May 26, 2017"

This tribute was added by Java Lilla on 18th October 2017

"5 months already... It's been so hard to accept you're gone..."

This tribute was added by Pauline D on 18th October 2017

"5 months today and still in total disbelief and grief that you’re gone. Love you Chris, you live on in your music, I listen you you everyday. Hope you’re resting in peace xo"

This tribute was added by Lisa Birgitte Jensen on 18th October 2017

"5 months have passed since you passed away. Missed every single day. I know what depression is like. Hope you are at peace and to see your beautiful face and hear your godsent voice when my days are gone.
Love and peace."

This tribute was added by Jenna Rose on 18th October 2017

"It's been 5 months since you left us. Not a day goes by that we don't think of you. We miss you and love you forever Chris."

This tribute was added by Java Lilla on 16th October 2017

"I've been dreaming a lot of you lately, I wake up with a strong sense of it has to mean something, missing you deeply, and sadness comes in waves all day.
Friday at the bus I saw a guy that looked just like you on your 40's, he was kind of a tourist type (I live in Chile) and I thought, can it be possible?? Is it you Chris? You were hiding all the time?? I think I scared him with my staring...and his partner wasn't happy at all :)
I miss you very very much, I hope you can feel our energy, we all here miss you, this world will never be the same without you <3"

This tribute was added by Pauline D on 11th October 2017

"Thinking of you everyday Chris, listening to your music makes me feel you’re still with us. Higher truth is on heavy rotation at the moment, Rest In Peace"

This tribute was added by Brenda Bradbury on 27th September 2017

"Love you Chris.  You are so missed and loved down here on this planet. I think I see you in crowds sometimes. I know you are doing well and are super amazed at where you are now.  "Soul Set Free To Fly". See you ...... <3"

This tribute was added by Vikki McDonald on 19th September 2017

"Its not getting easier at all for me; your leaving, and truthfully I don't know why its affected me so. Such a gaping hole you have left. One that truly cannot be filled. Iam glad though you are at peace now, and free. finally. we'll talk one day.. until then ..."

This tribute was added by Jenna Rose on 19th September 2017

"I love you and miss you Chris."

This tribute was added by Valerie Schueler on 18th September 2017

"Chris.. The days are not getting any easier.. I will see you when my days here are done.. Love forever ❤"

This tribute was added by Shadow Dancer on 18th September 2017

"Your death anniversary are always grim days for me. It's been raining all day. I think of you everyday. Listen to your music everyday because it soothes me. It makes me feel in a way you are still around in a way. I miss you so much Chris. : ("

This tribute was added by Lisa Birgitte Jensen on 18th September 2017

"My heart still hurts. I hope you have found your peace. You are so missed."

This tribute was added by Pauline D on 16th September 2017

"Thinking of you everyday. Xo"

This tribute was added by Debra Johnson on 10th September 2017

"Loud Love to you in Heaven Chris ❤️"

This tribute was added by Patti D on 3rd September 2017

"Dearest Chris.....So here I am. In 3 minutes it will be my 53rd birthday. Chris we were the same age, born the same year, growing older worlds apart.  Never thought there would come a day when you weren't growing old with me. Every word has been said by everyone else...except for mine and I still struggle to find them.

You meant so much to so many. Your music was a gift for us all. Your lyrics are emotions in a song. I cling to every word, but sadly now i hear them differently. You sang my pain, you sang my fears, you sang my hope and anger and confusion. Your beautiful beautiful face and the voice that roared, bellowed and called out.

Then ...then I was happy for you...for the place you grew into. I saw true happiness in your aging face....the face that aged with mine. How wonderful to see you find that glorious joy in the laughs and innocence of your children. I felt it too with my own's the most amazing feeling. I knew you were was good. You were once my adored, wild, lion-maned prince and then you became my cherished, wisest and most handsome man.  You changed but you always stayed real and that's what I always loved about you. Your music evolved with you through the years but I knew it was what your soul told you to sing. I was right there with you.

The day you died my heart shattered. Why you died I struggle to understand. God I hate it. When I listen to your music, I still feel like I could reach out and touch you..but now it hurts to know you are not there. I still cry. I think of your wife who lays down at night with you no longer by her side. My heart breaks for her. I know you loved your family more than anything. I can't think you would do anything to hurt them. Your heart just hurt so very much that day. I only wish you could have seen clearly the love that could have saved you.

My beautiful father passed away only 2 weeks after you. He was my Worried Moon. It was the darkest time of my life.  Thank you for 27 years of music that still comforts me...even though now I am listening to the voice of an angel. I know Heaven is your new home...and I am working to accept that it is there you must belong. I hope you are continuing to play and sing and rejoice in your children's smiles there. I hope your peace is everything you hoped it would be.  I truly do. Sending love and gratitude to the Heavens for you. Please sing a song to my Daddy. I feel better knowing his world is blessed with you.

Writing this to you tonight has been my birthday gift to me.  I wanted this to be perfect but I did my best. It has been an honor to tell you how I feel. To somehow let you know you are so very very missed but I know I will see you some day..... on the other side.

Loud Love xo"

This tribute was added by Wave Goodbye on 31st August 2017

"Chris, it's been 3.5 months since you left this physical plane and I'm still having a hard time accepting that your absence from it is permanent. I went on a long escape from reality called vacation. It was a well-needed break from the constant barrage of self-serving narratives that your legacy has become wrapped up in. I hope you're unaware of it all. You deserve far more respect and appreciation for what you gave of yourself and shared with us. Since you left, I feel selfishly frustrated...never to see you in life again, never to hear what masterful words you would have poured your soul into next, never to listen again to some new philosophical ramblings while out on tour. I accept your decision as I know the pain was clearly too great for you if your beloved music and kids couldn't keep the darkness from taking you, but I'm still incredibly frustrated that your legacy has been forever tainted in the aftermath and that you're not here to speak for yourself. Such an injustice. I don't want it to be this way. I've tried finding an outlet in order to move on, confronting it head on, but your absence is just so strange. I wish you could come back. I wish it were that simple. I wish you could have found here what you were searching tirelessly for...I'm one of many that can't stop thinking of the impact you have left on us. You did so much in those 52 yrs. Words aren't enough. I hope to keep seeing you when I close my eyes. I do find comfort in that alternate space all of our souls share. Until next time, Chris."

This tribute was added by Jenna Rose on 31st August 2017

"It was announced recently that a young man by the name of Paul Insull, committed suicide on June 11th 2017. He was a huge Chris Cornell fan. His despair over Chris' death was too much for him to bare, so he killed himself the same way Chris left us. The Daily Mail ran a story on Paul. He was just 31 years old. My thoughts and prayers are with Paul's girlfriend and his family. I hope Paul is resting easy now."

This tribute was added by Gabby Livingston on 29th August 2017

"Your voice and legacy will never be forgotten or compared. I wish the whole world would know the depth of your lyrics and the healing power of your voice. Your presence will be forever missed. I'm grateful to you for enriching my life and providing comfort and hope when I fell on black days. Thank you for being you! We love you, Chris!!!"

This tribute was added by Candace Hart on 28th August 2017

"I was shocked and terrible saddened by your passing!! Your voice was phenomenal and you brighten my day whenever I hear your music or see your beautiful face. I hope that you know how many fans loved you. You are going to be missed terribly and I hope you are at peace....Thanks for leaving such a wide range of some of the best rock n roll ever written and played....although I didn't know you personally, I feel like I know you through your music and it is awesome.....Peace and Love!! Candy from Maryland xo"

This tribute was added by michelle anderson on 28th August 2017

"I have no words except "We Love You""

This tribute was added by José Luis RUIZ PIER on 24th August 2017

"When the remaster of ultramega Ok were announced, and the last tour launched, I tought that there would be a possibility of a world tour, and a chance to hear him, and of course sing along with him, but the notice of his passing really depressed me for some days... May the lord take you by his side, and so long, no one sings like you anymore..."

This tribute was added by Carolyn Fralin on 24th August 2017


This tribute was added by Ruben B on 24th August 2017

"In my heart there is no one more alive than You. Thank you for being part of me."

This tribute was added by Love LLou on 22nd August 2017

"Chris, I don't know how to move forward. I miss you. Three months have passed, and I have listened to your music every day. The beauty, the pain, the joy, and the truth in your voice will guide me until the day we meet again. Thank you, noble soul."

This tribute was added by Shadow Dancer on 21st August 2017

"Sending many blessings and loud love to you Chris on this day of solar eclipse. Black Hole Sun playing as I write this. I can feel you enjoying this day.

Black hole sun
Won't you come
And wash away the rain
Black hole sun
Won't you come
Won't you come"

This tribute was added by Dina Reese on 20th August 2017

"It's not fair that you are gone and gone too soon, hope that you are happy on your next journey Chris your music keeps us alive.  Love

This tribute was added by Jenna Rose on 19th August 2017

"Three months gone....we're doing everything we can for you Chris. For your legacy. You are terribly missed and loved. I wish you knew."

This tribute was added by Erika B. on 10th August 2017

"I could be watching a movie or television show and the image of your face comes to my mind and I completely lose it. There are times I'm o.k. but times when it all comes back to me and I remember you are gone. I'm just a fan so I can't fathom what you're kids are going through. You seemed to have been a wonderful father. I just wanted to say I miss you so much. xo"

This tribute was added by Nikki B on 4th August 2017

"It's taken me months to be able to write something as a tribute for Chris, and I know that the words I'm typing here on the page are no match for the ones inside my head. It's been more than two months, and still none of this feels real.

There's a part of me that's still in denial that you're gone. There's a bigger part of me that implores myself to focus on your music--your soul-stirring songs and gorgeous lyrics. Your music will live on forever, and it's what I cling to now like some auditory security blanket. The world feels a little darker without you in it, but I'm determined to not let the darkness win.

You have given so much of yourself to your fans--people like me who have spent years loving your music and using it to help ourselves through tough times. To say that your music changed my life is a huge understatement. I am so grateful for the gifts you gave to the world; you touched so many people through your music, including me.

I can never fully repay you for how your music has helped me, but I'm going to try. I'm going to keep listening to your songs and remembering you for the intelligent, creative soul that you were. I'm going to appreciate every piece of yourself that you poured into those songs. I'm going to come back to your music in times of trouble because I know it's often the best medicine for me. I'm going to remember to be even more understanding and loving to everyone--you're a reminder that everyone's fighting a hard battle even if they don't always show it.

I will always be near tears when I'm driving in the dark, listening to "I Am the Highway." "Sunshower" will always make me swoon. Someday I'll be able to listen to "Euphoria Mourning"--my very favorite of all your albums--again...but not quite yet.

Thank you for all that you've given me through your songs. You have my eternal love, appreciation, and gratitude."

This tribute was added by Pauline D on 1st August 2017

"I still cannot believe you are gone, although I've stopped trawling though forums and social media on the ifs and whys of what happened, I think of you daily, and listen to you every chance I get. I shared your music wth my young son and he loves it. You're forever on my mind, and I hope you are resting in peace. I miss you"

This tribute was added by Java Lilla on 31st July 2017

"I miss you so much, I think of you every day having fantasies about meeting you and helping you go through this, giving you company and fun moments so you can be distracted from those dark thoughts...I'm so sorry you were so sad, I hope you can feel how much we all love you and miss you down here..."

This tribute was added by donna star on 25th July 2017

"God breathed out and Chris was born; God breathed in and took Chris home.  I never met you and only found out about your music and beautiful voice after I visited your memorial as my family is here also.  I wish eternal blessings upon your loved ones as the greater the love, the greater the loss.  I wish you a belated birthday, but in heaven there is no early or late, there just is.  Rest in beautiful bliss with no more troubles for your weary soul.  donna Star"

This tribute was added by Elayne Morris on 21st July 2017

"The world was given a gift the day he was born. Chris Cornell made the world, and people's lives brighter and happier with the superior musical gifts he bestowed on all of us. I believe wholeheartedly he was loved so much (wether one new him personally, or not) was because of the way he made us feel when he spoke,  and especially when hearing, and watching him sing...he made us really feel, to the core of our hearts, and to the core of our being....he made us feel on so many levels. On bended knees, I am greatful for his influences, and the ongoing nostalgia he brings each and everytime I hear him sing. The world is much dimmer since his leaving this world, and heaven brighter and even more beautiful place... now filled with his beautiful spirit and and music"

This tribute was added by Ida Mondragon on 21st July 2017

"When I was a little girl life was not good. As I grew into a young lady I tried so desperately to stop feeling so damn sad. I had suffered abuse as a child that left me with depression and social anxiety disorder. I took psychotropic meds to no relief. This emotional disorder left me with a feeling that I was alone. In my early 20's I was turned on to Soundgarden. That voice, those words resonated with me. Sight unseen, I found my hero. I have always had an affinity with Chris Cornell. Meeting him in person was the ONLY thing on my bucket list. Back in the 90's I caught a SG show in Denver @ McNichols arena. One of the most memorable days of my life. SG had just finished their show and I was determined to meet my Godsend, my hero. I spotted Chris & Kim they both looked so tired & sweaty, my giddy obnoxious ass doin what I could short of flashing them to get their attention. It worked I got a nod , a smile and a wave. I was so cheesed. My bf didn't share my excitement but it didn't matter. My hero smiled and waved at me. I felt validated by that simple gesture. The man is a class act. Happiest of Birthdays to you Chris Cornell with a big fucking soul kiss my hero then and always. Miss you terribly. You meant so much more to me than I had ever realized. Sad sad sadness prevails...say hello to heaven my angel."

This tribute was added by Joanna Rose on 21st July 2017

"Happy Birthday Chris! You were such a beautiful kind soul. I listen to you everyday in fact whoever is in my car listens to you as your music is all I have played since you left this plane. This morning my son Nathan asked me to repeat Rusty Cage 3 times in a row as I drove him to daycamp and again when I picked him up. You were one of the special ones.You shared your heart and soul with us through your music, you painted works of art and took us on magical rides with your emotionally honest lyrics and hauntingly beautiful vocals. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for showing your vulnerability and authenticity right from the start. In my eyes you will always be a shooting star among the rest and your brilliance will shine eternally.  All my love dear Chris❤️
Loud Love✌️
Please wrap your love around Chester."

This tribute was added by Jenna Rose on 21st July 2017

"Happy Birthday Chris. I will never forget you."

This tribute was added by Teegan Rozdig on 21st July 2017

"Happy birthday Chris Cornell!!

To the family; Karen, Suzy, Katy, Peter, Patrick, Maggie... his kids, Lily, Toni and Chris Jr. Thank you for sharing Chris with us! He is and will always be loved."

This tribute was added by Nicole Finch on 20th July 2017

"Happy Birthday, Chris! My thoughts are with your children and family on this day of remembering you and the person you truly was.  Much love."

This tribute was added by Olga Stewart on 20th July 2017

"Happy birthday to you you beautiful, special, sweet, loving, kind, smart, talented, and unforgettable man and musician.

And you are deeply missed."

This tribute was added by Marian Nudo on 20th July 2017

"Tu voz me acompaña hace mas de 25 años y hace 2 meses que no pasa un día sin que te escuche.
Te vamos a extrañar siempre. Te vamos a recordar siempre.
Feliz Cumpleaños querido Cornell  :-*"

This tribute was added by Brenda Jazmin on 20th July 2017

"Happy Birthday Chris. Today, I'm sure you're welcoming your friend Chester Bennington with open arms. It shouldn't be this way, you both should be here. I love you and I miss you."

This tribute was added by Roseann Cherasaro on 20th July 2017

"I'm still trying to find my broken heart but it's still miles and miles away"

This tribute was added by Lori McCollem on 20th July 2017

"Chris, our Moonflower, today is your 53rd birthday. It is a day not of mourning but of remembrance of your presence while here on Earth. The magnitude of your talent knew no boundaries. You made a difference in the lives of countless people. We all wish you were still here with us, most of us are still grappling to understand why you are not here with us. Let us appreciate the time we were granted with you and hope that you are in a place with no sadness and nothing but joy for you."

This tribute was added by Shadow Dancer on 20th July 2017

"Chris, I hope you were the first person Chester saw when he entered heaven."

This tribute was added by Wave Goodbye on 20th July 2017

"Oh Chris, please, what is going on? I know today is hard on so many...we feel your loss immensely and obviously this is such a heart wrenching experience for everyone close to you, especially today. You have one more friend to join that concert in heaven today. I can't believe this news. This is overwhelming! If it wasn't clear before, we need more advocating for mental health awareness and suicide!! Your 3 kids and his 6 are now without their dads...they need support (real support!) through all of this and to talk about the consequences of downplaying an illness such as depression. I hope these circumstances will push the conversation and lessen the stigma. We need something positive to come from these tragedies. I'm so saddened by all of this...on your birthday nonetheless. I wish you were still with us (both of you) but I'm relieved, Chris, you have been freed of your misery chain and everything you had to deal with. I hope both your souls are at ease surrounded by pure, genuine love."

This tribute was added by Laurie Metter on 20th July 2017

"You immediately became my favorite singer, at first listen. I could always count on you and your bands to get me through the toughest spots in life. I could smile, cry, laugh - your music made my emotions slide out so freely. I will never believe you gave up. you and i fought so many of the same demons, you were my warrior avatar. "if Chris can beat them, I can too." No one but the others here can understand how personal a loss this was; though I never knew you, yet i did.  i will never forgive your killers, and I will forever fight for your legacy.  You were pure love, and you will have no equal in this world."

This tribute was added by Debi Uhlian on 20th July 2017

"Happy Birthday beautiful soul. Your music has been a part of my life for many years. I just hope that you are at peace. You have beautiful children to carry on your legacy. I wanted to attend the Detroit show but did not purchase tickets in time. Who knew that would be your last performance here on earth. Make beautiful music with Kurt, Layne, Scott, and Andy. I hope that they were there to guide you to the other side."

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