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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. 

He will always be loved and never forgotten by family, friends and 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.   

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Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Wave Goodbye on 20th January 2018

"8 months and 2 days...I'm still angry and sad. Not angry at you Chris. Your choice wasn't really a choice was it? It never is. You tried, you persevered for as long as you humanly could. I'm still angry you were pushed to that place.  I'm still angry that your vulnerabilities were preyed on. I'm still angry you're not here, but only for those reasons that were beyond your control. The sadness is forever permeating. No one deserves to feel the way you did. In hindsight, it's now clear that this time last year something was definitely amiss. The life was slowly draining out of you. I have so many "if only"s going through my head. It's too late though. Now we're left in a world without your insight and mastery, and most importantly, without you. It's such a harsh reality. Some of us aren't able to move on so easily. For some of us, the grief follows us wherever we go. Time ceases to exist when you genuinely miss someone and they're forever gone. You are in my thoughts always. Much love CC."

This tribute was added by Joanna Rose on 19th January 2018

"January 18th of 2018 here on the West Coast in"

This tribute was added by Jenna Rose on 18th January 2018

"Today marks 8 months that you're gone. I hope you know how extremely missed you are. We love you Chris."

This tribute was added by Amy Hewitt on 5th January 2018

"Chris,

     You will always be missed.  You were truly a beautiful soul and will always shine bright in the dark.  You truly are a "search light soul."  You gave me hope and someone to identify with starting in my teens.  God truly did give you the gift of voice and expression.  I have always wanted to meet you.  Maybe I will see you in Heaven some day.  I love  you and will always remember you.

Amy"

This tribute was added by Brian Legg on 3rd January 2018

"Hey Chris,
Just wanted you to know that you helped me through many hard times and that you gave me someone to connect with. You will be missed, but never forgotten.
Sincerly,
Brian"

This tribute was added by Erika B. on 2nd January 2018

"2017 was one of the hardest and most excruciating year for me. It's now 2018 and I don't feel the grief for you subsiding. I love you and miss you Chris. I hope wherever you are you finally found peace."

This tribute was added by Pauline D on 21st December 2017

"I still wonder why, and I cannot quite accept it yet, but listening to your music gives me comfort, and makes me feel like you’re still with us. ❤️"

This tribute was added by Carla Gelone on 19th December 2017

"i love the new background and the new photo in upper right hand corner.  profound loss to all of his loved ones.  thankful to have his music that will always live on for eternity."

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

"Jerry was right. Your death will always hurt. We love you Chris."

This tribute was added by Tracey Manfre on 18th December 2017

"I can’t believe it’s been 7 months today since  we lost our sweet Chris.  You are in my thoughts each and everyday .  This has been the worst 7 months of my life.  I just want to wake up one morning to CHRIS CORNELL is alive and well.  Missing you has been one of  the hardest things I’ve ever gone through.  Your voice has always given me hope .  Missing you so much today and always..  You still had so much to give to both your children and music."

This tribute was added by patricia schade on 18th December 2017

"So hard to do. May your beautiful soul be resting in peace.."

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

"Loud Love to you Chris. Seven months gone today."

This tribute was added by Carla Gelone on 18th December 2017

"beautiful tribute"

This tribute was added by Fabienne Bouty on 15th December 2017

"Life will be really sad without you. I hope you will rest in peace. I won’t Forget you."

This tribute was added by Tracey Manfre on 1st December 2017

"Officially Dec 1st, 2017.

So after working all day, cooking dinner, prepairing for my office party in 2 weeks, cleaned my house and I am just now sitting down to relax.  You are always on my mind no matter what it is I’m doing throughout the day,  I went to see Brian Setzer’s Christmas Extravaganza at Ruth Eckerd Hall.  I bought the tickets for my husband.  It was good but I seriously had a hard time enjoying it.  Ever since you passed away I have a hard time enjoying a concert.  I have no real desire to go.  

Thinking to myself how I should have gone to your show again when you were here last year and this year.  I wanted to go so badly but I didn’t have the money.  If Only I could turn back time.  I never got the chance to tell you how much I loved your music, you as a person , thank you for getting  me through some of my deepest and darkest days.  I can remember cleaning my house blasting your CD singing on the top of my lungs and my sons would just shut there bedroom doors.  If felt so good listening to your sing!  Missing you and sad knowing I will never see you again or hear another new song you wrote."

This tribute was added by Tracey Manfre on 21st November 2017

"Oh Chris,
This really stinks life without you,:(  I was in Walgreens the other night with my mom getting some cold medicine for my son and out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw you.  My heart sank as I looked again. This guy from his side profile looked a lot like you with his hair up. My mom was talking to me a mile a minute but I didn’t here her.  I was seriously freaking out.  The guy turned around and I was like oh no it’s not Chris.  My heart sank once again.  God you are so missed!"

This tribute was added by podzimnice 12 on 19th November 2017

"Still grieving for your lost life, dear Chris, as if it was not 6 months but 6 days. With your talent, voice and beauty you were a precious gift that many of us fans are grateful for and cry for each day. I feel so sorry that you are not here anymore. I feel it every day. Because you didn't get what you deserved. And knowing that so many people miss you and love you is the only comfort.  I wish I believed in Heaven where you would find  peace and comfort."

This tribute was added by Annett Brockmann on 19th November 2017

"My dear Christopher, I love you and your music since the early 90s. You helped me through some hard times. I still can't handle that you're really gone. Your death makes my heart heavy and leaves me in tears every single day. I will always love and miss you. May you rest in heavenly peace beautiful soul. Forever yours."

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

"It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, and a day to love them, but it takes an entire lifetime to forget them. 6 months have gone by and I miss you more everyday Chris."

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

"My heart is heavy as it has been since the day you died. It's not fair. You should be here Chris. I miss you today and always,"

This tribute was added by Wave Goodbye on 18th November 2017

"6 months, Chris, and this doesn't get any easier. I'm not sure how to be positive when I feel your loss so deeply. Rock music always had a hold on me and you introduced to me the new sound coming out of Seattle. I watched as you guys tried finding a balance between simply wanting to play your music and having to do other more annoying things related to the "job" like interviews and promotions. Your special sense of humor made the journey even more memorable. Despite your well-documented depression, I never imagined a time when you wouldn't be here and your voice would be forever silenced...so naive I guess. I'm not sure I've fully grasped your absence. Denial, anger, sadness..."here we go around again." The shock still hasn't worn off...not sure it ever will. I'm so sorry for what you were going through. You are so missed and so loved by everyone who truly appreciates you. I really hope you can feel the love, gratitude, light and warmth on this day and everyday!"

This tribute was added by chelle t on 18th November 2017

"I took the day off on May 18th to quietly honor the 15th anniversary of my father’s passing. I grabbed some lunch, sat down and checked the news on my phone. I saw it: Chris had passed. My entire body went numb. I did not believe  it; I frantically searched other credible  sites and received the confirmation: he was, indeed, gone. He was laid to rest on the same day that marked the 24th anniversary of my mother’s passing.
Six months later and it’s still hard to believe he is not with us. As a fan of his music, I am saddened by the loss of him.  My grief pales in comparison to what his family and friends must endure. How heartbreaking that his parents have lost their son. Gut wrenching to know that his siblings are without their brother. His friends and band mates surely struggle with his departure. What hurts me the most is the fact that his children must move forward, without the love, guidance, support, and encouragement from their father.
Rest In Peace, Chris."

This tribute was added by Natalia Franco on 18th November 2017

"Six months. There are no words. Thank you for so much. You'll always be missed and remembered. I love you."

This tribute was added by Eleni Kongaki on 18th November 2017

"Thank you. For making my life better with your work. Miss you terribly, miss you on my birthday, cause we share the same date. It will never be the same.
You should never feel so alone. It still hurts and it doesn't getting better. I am so sorry you had to feel that way. I sorely, sorely miss you.
Six months. Still here."

This tribute was added by Luna M on 18th November 2017

"It's been six months since we lost you. The earth's position in space couldn't be any further from where you took your final breath.
And I feel so far from you, Chris. It's cold here.

You left us with so much of you, but I can't bear to listen to it. I'm so weak. So cold. On days when I need to remember heat, I think of those close to you who were incapable of loving you. (Ah, fire...you're here, somewhere.)

You weren't perfect. You were human.
You were given much, and often didn't know what to do with it -- but so much was stolen from you.
You deserved better.

We didn't deserve you.

May you be at peace among the streams, stars and sky.

Love,
Luna"

This tribute was added by Bird Delaney on 18th November 2017

"To paraphrase Emily Bronte, 'No Coward Soul are you, Chris'. In your words, in your music, in your beauty you allowed us to see heaven's glories.  Love you, miss you always."

This tribute was added by Tracey Manfre on 18th November 2017

"Dearest Chris,

I’m sitting here on my IPad as I do every night reading everyone’s messages about you.  Everyone misses you soon much.  I can’t believe it’s been 6 months since your passing.  My heart aches still so much since that horrible day.  Everyday I wake up and say to myself it was just a nightmare Chris is still here with us.  I feel like I’m losing my mind ever since you died.  Each and everyday I think about your family and feel their pain.  I want to just reach out and give them all a big hug. I hate all of this and still can’t except you aren’t here.  You were a true gift from god to us all.  Your heart was always worn on your sleeve. Your smile melted my heart, your voice gave me goosebumps, loved how you adored your family and miss your tweets.   Missing you deeply....Your music"

This tribute was added by Angelika Laubscher on 18th November 2017

"Dear Chris...In our Hearts you will always be...Your Love your Voice and your Smile are forever inprinted in our Minds....  miss you so much"

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

"Nearing the 6 month mark since you left us and still doesn’t feel real. You’ll never be forgotten, I’m sorry for all the crap you had to endure in your life but I hope you are resting in peace now. Love you, miss you. We know the truth ❤️Thinking of you daily , listening to you daily"

This tribute was added by Brenda Bradbury on 12th November 2017

"Hey Chris..I can’t sleep and I’ve had enough. My friends have had enough of me missing you- holy cow... today is the 12 of November and I need you to come home now. Please. Please. Please. I just don’t know what to do without you/ but mind you- I don’t feel you have left.  Where are you? Please come home to me- to us."

This tribute was added by Marcia Staudt on 11th November 2017

"It's been almost 6 months. I try to accept that you're gone, but I cannot. Your music affects me like no other. I ask myself, how could the creator of such powerful, profound music no longer be with us? I didn't accept it on May 18th; I cannot now. You were just too vibrant of a human being. A kind soul giving all of yourself for those around you. Like many of us, I wish I could've been there for you. To tell you that you're loved and needed in this world. You were our anchor; we all felt the dislodging when we heard the news. I pray for you every day. I pray for God to bring you back to us so that we can hear you sing again--to create more music again. I know that's a selfish request, but I can't fathom knowing you are not here. It's a strange feeling. I imagine you some place. Writing and recording in peace. Finally being able to just breathe and relax from all the chaos. I pray you are, Chris. It hurts to think of anything else."

This tribute was added by Erika B. on 2nd November 2017

"He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man. Feliz dia de los muertos Chris."

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 today...it 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
1964-2017

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 children...it's the most amazing feeling. I knew you were good....life 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"


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