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...

This memorial website was created by fans in loving memory of Chris Cornell. Chris Cornell was a rock icon. An innovator who resisted genre labels, he was nonetheless a chief architect of the 90s grunge movement. 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.

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 love by the Cornellathons @LSA.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Dance Deadly @dancedeadly666 on 26th June 2017

"Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws. - Jim Morrison"

This tribute was added by Rheannon Fiducia on 24th June 2017

"Chris....there are no words to describe the sadness the world is feeling since your passing.  Trying to stay strong and positive as we all know you would want us to be.  Your beautiful family is on my mind daily....there's no doubt you are watching over them and your fans.  Thank you for sharing your beautiful soul and music.  You are greatly missed."

This tribute was added by Eduardo Perez on 23rd June 2017

"A mi gran idolo  chris...
Si supieras lo mucho que siento tu partida es una pesadilla escucho tus canciones tu voz y no quiero resignarme a que ya no estas, espero que donde estes te encuentres en paz y tranquilo tu legado y voz siempre estaran en nuestros corazones seras siempre mi gran idolo mi cantante favorito abrazos al cielo mi querido cornell,   un fans que desde chile  que siempre te tendra en su corazon..! Aguante cornell carajo!!!"

This tribute was added by Claudio Torres on 23rd June 2017

"Hey Chris. I wanted to tell you that your death stroke me hard, i cried all of that morning. I wanted it to be a lie, i saw your presentation in the Anti-Inaugural Ball and saw you very depressed, the only word it fixed. I've been depressive for while a time, and you were my hero for so many years, you were the coolest guy on earth on that "Show Me How To Live" video. And now you were taking the same decision that my brother made, just leaving me, leaving us without an explanation. Your life and your void is hurting me still, but i think i can make something beautiful of this. I hope you are happy now, and all of that sadness, emptiness, anguish and confusion has transformed in infinite happiness and light. Your music and words live through me and all of the people who loved your creation. Good bye big wolf."

This tribute was added by Pablo Ojeda on 23rd June 2017

"Gracias por toda tu música que se convirtió en mi fiel compañera junto a tu increíble voz!! te extrañare mucho ídolo!! tu partida dolerá por siempre, pero al menos nos dejaste un gran legado. Bendiciones para tu familia."

This tribute was added by Suzy Tonini on 23rd June 2017

"Chris, it was an honor to have met you, worked with you in the early days of Soundgarden, saw SG in Vancouver and the most amazing show I have ever attended, the Temple of the Dog show in San Francisco. Still reeling from it all. And this doesn't remind me of anything...:( XOXOXO"

This tribute was added by Christian​ Cardona on 23rd June 2017

"Forever spoonmen, thanks Chris."

This tribute was added by Richard Venegas Ceballos on 23rd June 2017

"Simplemente gracias"

This tribute was added by Edward Erik Diaz Vega on 23rd June 2017

"Escribo las siguientes palabras desde mi habitación,desde un distrito a las afueras de mi ciudad, en Lima Perú, para agradecerte desde lo mas profundo de mi alma y corazón a quien consideraba y considero un gran amigo, un amigo espiritual pues no tuve la oportunidad de haberte conocido personalmente, el día de tu muerte no me pude creer semejante noticia y quizás hasta el día de hoy se me hace extraño que alguien como tu se nos haya ido de esta manera.
Te agradezco porque en mis momentos de oscuridad y soledad fueron tus canciones las que me hicieron entender la vida que se me venia a mis 13 años, canciones  trilces, canciones técnicamente buenas que iban desde el rock, el metal, el hard rock y el pop por mencionar algunos "géneros", canciones que al igual que tu fueron mis aliados y mis amigos en esos momentos, mil gracias por haberme acercado a la música, al rock, a la guitarra, a las letras sinceras y sensibles en un mundo colapsado en muchos niveles como el de hoy, que venia en ese ritmo desde la década en que yo nací y en la que tu apareciste como un profeta dentro de tu generación y de las que aprendieron y siguieron generaciones como la mía.
Sin mas palabras que decirte.. solo quiero desearte de corazón que descanses en paz mi querido amigo, mi querido maestro, por que tengo que decir que me enseñaste mucho de música con tus canciones, ten por seguro que honrare tu legado musical, artístico y humano en esta instancia en la que aun nos encontramos los vivos, espero algún día tocar alguna canción contigo en el plano en que el universo nos permita encontrarnos.
Gracias Chris, mil gracias!! Descansa en paz amigo...."

This tribute was added by Andrea Albornoz on 23rd June 2017

"My beautiful Chris, the dark knight Who brought me light, there is so much gratitude from me to you, there is so much love in my confused and broken heart, that I promise you that I will work on accepting that you came to this world for a short time, that you gave us all you had, and I will never ever judge you or anyone who leaves abruptly like you did.
I will work to feel happy and grateful because I have discovered your art, I saw you on a stage, I had the honor to hear your music in the best and worst times of my life. And Chris, you weren't just  a soundtrack, you were a friend, i don't care if it sounds weird, you were a friend to me.
Today is very hard to understand everything, but knowing that you have trascended keeps me going and singing along, I will admire you forever, I will remember you and keep you alive on future generations who can feel you as I did.
I get very emotional when I see you being a sweethart, a generous soul and a great friend, father and husband. I look for all of that in my life.
Thank you for sharing your talent, sharing yourself with us, thank you for existing. Love, Andrea.-"

This tribute was added by cristian silva on 23rd June 2017

"No manejo bien el ingles como para escribir un texto como quisiera,así que quisiera agradecer a Chris Cornell y a su familia por todo lo que aporto a la música y en mi vida,no hay día que no escuche a soundgarden o los proyectos de Chris ,el siempre vivirá en mi corazón y en cada acorde que pueda tocar en mi guitarra porque el fue uno de los motivadores en respecto a descubrir la música y el rock,larga vida a una leyenda,en algún otro plano o vida  nos toparemos en un concierto!"

This tribute was added by Marie Maun on 22nd June 2017

"Music, when soft voices die,
Vibrates in the memory,
Odours, when sweet violets sicken,
Live within the sense they quicken.

Rose leaves, when the rose is dead,
Are heaped for the beloved's bed;
And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone,
Love itself shall slumber on.

Soundgarden came to my town May 12, i didn't go to the show sure i'd catch them next time around. May 18 at 6:45 am as i'm driving to work i turn on the radio and the first thing i heard was a somber voice "he was an incredible talent, he will be missed, we were honored to have them play Rockfest". My heart stopped & my mind was racing NO! NO! NO! It CAN"T be him!! Please don't let it be! I couldn't believe it when i heard his name. He was so full of life, you could just see it written all over him. And that smile! And of course the one of a kind voice. I've been crushing since the first time i saw him on MTV in 1989. He will always be young, he will always be beautiful. Irreplacable Chris."

This tribute was added by Jos Anna Tapia on 22nd June 2017

"My forever King Grunge,... I've listened your thrusting  and sweet vocals throughout the years ever since I first heard your voice in 1989. Every messages, experiences and heart aches... I will forever Por Vida be loving you Christopher John Boyle....soon, you will be rested peacefully, love.... love truly forever till we meet,..."

This tribute was added by Jenna Rose on 22nd June 2017

"I wanted to leave this beautiful Chris Cornell video tribute here for Chris and his fans."

This tribute was added by Java Lilla on 22nd June 2017

"We built a terrible complicity with a person who will never know that we exist and yet we cry as if we were very close ... somehow there is music that succeeds in unraveling locked memories, contained emotions, changing the hopeless view of things, helping through the dark feeling of being alive in this fucked up world and achieve through precise sentences to interpret and give meaning to our inner confusion ... helping to find our way out of the well because we knew that there is someone out there feeling the same way as us.

As many of you guys, I was fortunate to discover and embrace what Chris created at the right time, to enjoy and suffer every song in every area of ​​my life (at home, at work, at parties, in concert ... there was always room for him), to grow with him... because beyond his incredible talent, his wonderful voice and the enormous influence he sowed, I felt that he understood "me" and that is the version of him that I adored, that saved me and that still has me with a tremendous feeling of loss, specially now that with all this I've learned so much more about him and what extraordinary soul he was.

Thanks Chris for existing and for giving yourself to the world, for being like you were, and please, please forgive us for not being able to help you...You'll be forever missed <3

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PS. Thank you people for this enormous supportive net, I've been following the Cornellathons since thread guys are amazing!"

This tribute was added by Carolyn Fralin on 22nd June 2017

"I feel like you have been with me forever, since I was a teen listening to the radio and watching you on mtv. The words you wrote and sang meant something to me and always seemed to make sense. Sometimes even soothing me into a better mind space. I thought, wow, someone who feels and thinks like me. I know I am only 1 of thousands who feel this way. Thank you for being there even when you didn't realize it. Thank you for the gift you gave us. Thank you for sharing your life with us."

This tribute was added by Linda Jackson on 21st June 2017

"Your words are poetry.  Your voice is a lullabye.  When I saw you play at UB, you had the most hauntingly beautiful voice I had ever heard.  You had the power to make it as if you were singing only to me.  No one has ever touched my soul like you have Chris.  I will carry you in my heart always. RIP love ❤"

This tribute was added by Nicole Eliseo Pinou on 21st June 2017

"Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

I simply cannot accept that you have left this world.  My heart aches for you, I so wish that you know how much you are loved by so many."

This tribute was added by Patricia Mcclenahan on 21st June 2017


This tribute was added by Tam Overton on 21st June 2017

"Sleep peacefully now, sweetest dove with the strongest call. Forever, you will resonate in my heart and soul."

This tribute was added by Carmen Varvara on 21st June 2017

"Dear Chris, In these sad moments, the words disappear in the glow of a candle or in the hot tears of a hard face of pain. IT'S VERY LATE! All I want to tell you, is my sincere regret that you didn't love you more than anything else.You loved music, family, friends but you didn't love you! Who are you? A genius of music, an amazing voice, a handsome man, a special and sensitive person. You gave it all and you got very little. For this, please, forgive everybody who made you forgot  you. All we have to do it's to pray for your wonderful soul.The peace and forgiveness may be with you! RESPECT, RESPECT, RESPECT! RIP Chris Cornell, your music will live forever and we'll always remember you!"

This tribute was added by Gaby de Cornell on 21st June 2017

"Dear Chris: It hurts to tell you this in a memorial, when my dream was in just five minutes to tell you what you have been in my life. I dreamed of working very hard and having the opportunity to go to a concert, in the front row. I am from Guayaquil, Ecuador and I never lost faith that you came to my country. You were in Peru, Argentina, Chile. And I did not lose the faith of seeing you in the USA. Of course, you were always available to me in every video or song, every time, every moment of joy or in my most uncertain and dark hours. I wanted to be in the front row, take some memories of my country and believe me with my perseverance and insistence, I would have managed to get those five minutes, where I would have told you the first time I heard Soundgarden, I started with Superunknown and I went to Badmotorfinger ... To my 15 years was your fan madly in love with your voice and you, that as the years passed with evolution, you went to another stage in Audioslave, already in my post post university, where thanks to a radio community where each had a Nick, identify me as "Mrs.Cornell" I think that says it all Not only we talked about music, we also did social work, just as it was you. We were parents almost at the same time, and in these last years that for me have not been the best, you have been my eternal refuge, my friend, my accomplice, my cloth of tears. Your fan since forever, from half the world, this little piece of heaven, and now you become an angel, I feel mine, eternal, immortal ... I love you and I will love you forever ... the perfect voice, the Father of exemplary family, my adolescent love, my muse, my everything. The promise is to have you alive in my heart, because it really does not one sings like you anymore."

This tribute was added by Jill S. on 21st June 2017

"I can't accept it. Reading it, hearing it feels wrong to my core. So this is what I will do. Even though I know you're really gone, maybe I will just forget that you've passed away and choose to believe you are still around...just retired. Perhaps you decided to go off to a secluded, beautiful place to live out your life.
  I know this isn't healthy but it feels like the only way it will make sense to me and I can move on.   Why is this so hard? We need an old school message board for all of us to gather. Someone please!"

This tribute was added by Dance Deadly @dancedeadly666 on 20th June 2017

"Today was a hard day Chris. I been crying all day. Any image of you I see, I burst into tears. They say time heals. It's been a month and it feels like it was yesterday. I miss you so much. I wish you hadn't decided to leave us. Why did you have to go? :** ("

This tribute was added by Matthew Chermside on 20th June 2017

"Soundgarden has been with me for over 25 years. Has been my favourite band ever since I was astounded by Badmotorfinger.
Chris' voice was with me through some dark days in the 90s, through brighter days when King Animal was released around the birth of my second child.
It's hard to believe you're gone, Chris, you've been special to me for so long. Truly unique, I will always miss you. Rest In Peace."

This tribute was added by Emma Mick on 20th June 2017

"To be honest, I didn't know how much Chris Cornell had impacted my life until he died. I mean yup, I was in my twenties in the 90s and have followed Chris Cornell from band to band and through solo periods just because he was this great singer. But when I heard of his death i became really emotional about it, which was sort of weird, because I didn't know I liked him so much.   I mean full out crying and truly hurting.  So I started watching interviews and that led to more interviews and that led to social media posts and pictures and suddenly he just wasn't this incredible singer/musician he was this truly amazing man who was a loving father and husband and devoted family man, who was actually really funny, really honest, and a really great and loyal friend. Everybody that ever knew him loved him and talked really great about him - and that was while he was alive!  I decided "hey, I'm gonna only ever remember and speak about Chris Cornell in the most positive and loving way!" Why? Because I think he deserves it and I think his family needs it and mostly because I want to.  in fact I will probably do it for the rest of my life - I will be that relative in years to come that everyone is warned at family gatherings to not mention anything about Chris Cornell death because I doubt I will ever be convinced that he killed himself and I know I will always want to stick up for him, and love him and remember him as the friend I never really knew I had! God bless!"

This tribute was added by Carla Davis on 20th June 2017

"To be a teenager in 1991, it made Soundgarden and TOTD seem that much more powerful and significant. Like so many other musicians I admire, your songs are always there to listen to when I need them. You and your bandmates in Soundgarden were/are like musical, symbolic big brothers to me... Thank you for creating and sharing with us your voice, the song lyrics, your comraderie with your bandmates, and your showmanship onstage and onscreen. Your love for your family and your humanitarianism sets a shining example for others. Your gift of music will live on. And Thank you to everyone who created this site and contributed these beautiful poems and writing."

This tribute was added by Roman Ongirsky on 20th June 2017

"RIP Chris. I will always love your voice..."

This tribute was added by Lori Bennett on 20th June 2017

"Chris you were a shining light when I was down and out . You helped me through hard times . Your voice is like no other ! You will be missed terribly . I can not believe you are gone . I hope you found the peace you were looking for . No one will ever replace you ! Your beautiful inside and out . Condolences to those you left behind . No one sings like you ! R.I.P Chris Cornell ."

This tribute was added by sophie wilde on 19th June 2017

"Just to say Happy Father's day Chris,I KNOW you were with your 3 beautiful kids in spirit yesterday.I was 50 too yesterday and born in Liverpool UK on father's day too..Sleep well dear friend ,I sat in my garden with my cat Pixie on my lap today listening to 'Songbook and will admit I shed a tear..Never met you but miss you ,love and peace to the Cornell family ,love from Brighton UK...Sophie xxxx"

This tribute was added by Nattalie Dove on 19th June 2017

"Forever in my heart, I will never forget you.  The loss of you in this world has left me heartbroken infinity.
I love you ..miss you
Love NatNat"

This tribute was added by Sheena Cowan on 19th June 2017

"You can shed tears that he is gone
Or you can smile because he has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that he'll come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left.
Your heart can be empty because you cannot see him
Or you can be full of the love that you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him and only that he is gone
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what he'd want--smile, open your eyes, love and go on."

This tribute was added by Oran Matityahou on 19th June 2017

""And I only love you when I'm down..
But one thing for you to keep in mind, you know that I'm down all the time.."

Always in my heart CC."

This tribute was added by Kerrie Johnston on 19th June 2017

"RIP Chris :("

This tribute was added by Kathleen Lohne on 19th June 2017

"Good night sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."

This tribute was added by Kristen Gunderson on 19th June 2017

"Still in shock I think. Can't bring myself to listen to my Singles on vinyl. It was pre-ordered months ago. Was SO excited to finally have my favorite soundtrack on vinyl. Mostly to hear your amazing voice. SO awful it will now be in sadness rather than rocking celebration. I never wanted to write these words down for you."

This tribute was added by Sheree Bray on 19th June 2017

"I'm so sorry."

This tribute was added by Zær Ben Abdallah on 19th June 2017

"Love you bro"

This tribute was added by Shoniqua Conklin on 19th June 2017

""He walks with grace
on the cusp of night and day;
a shadow with a heart made of pure light
that burns eternally for all to see,
for all to gather round as they fight to keep warm
in the midst of these cold days that seem to always linger.
These days are dark now
but his light continues to burn in the distance,
far away in an ocean of peace
that hangs over weary heads.
He is in the moon, the stars,
the sun and the rain,
always far but always near,
reaching out through the sonic ocean
that continuously falls over our broken hearts.
So, let us celebrate the life of
The Dark Knight
as he swims in the ocean and wanders the sacred sound garden,
watching, waiting,
eager to greet us all at the gates,
awaiting our arrival on the cusp of night and day."

This is a poem I wrote for you. I have tried to find other words to say but nothing else could express the message that I hoped to get across. You were a gift and I want to thank you for sharing a part of that gift with fans like myself. Again, thank you so much.

My heart goes out to all of your family, friends, fans and especially your three beautiful children."

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

"Chris, may you find peace and comfort in the next life-                       May God give your family peace and comfort in their everyday lives today and to the years to come.  Thank you for your music..."

This tribute was added by Eliza Hollin on 19th June 2017

"If I didn't find out about your passing on the news, I wouldn't have believed it. I felt like a piece of me was taken with you when you passed. I never understood how people mourned someone that they didn't know but I realized you were A big part of my life not only because I listened to your music daily basis but because I felt like I related to you. No one has a voice like you and you are truly rock royalty. I send prayers to your family, friends, band mates , and your many, many fans. You are truly missed. May you rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Uo Kaolly on 19th June 2017

"Hi, Chris.
I am your long time fan since 1989. I remember the first time I saw you on MTV program in my country. It was "Loud love" video. Soundgarden was so unique and you were like nothing else. I was only 16 and I didn't know any other bands, but I was certitude it at that time. It was funny, But my feeling was not mistaken.

27 years have passed since that day, you're still my most favorite and I came to loved you even more every time I saw your shows/listen your albums. Your voice, and your musical ideas seemed like never been exhausted. Your music always changed the atmosphere in every venue by songs.

Some Soundgarden songs made me imagine like that the loan creatures lived in the songs. Like a sharp flash on a deep dark place that shine on it.
All of your solo songs seems like include each man has each life.
Your world view was always so plenty and I love them.

You and your voice's beautifully was sometimes like the dawning morning, sometimes like scarily dark. You were the sky, the night and the endlessly highway now I guess. like you sang.

Thank you for your all of your art, Mr.Chris Cornell. I am proud to be your huge fan. Your music and legend are timeless, never gone away in my heart.


This tribute was added by Curin BENBOW on 19th June 2017

"Chris! It's been a pleasure and a great honor to have had your music in my life, in all of our lives! You were a bigger talent and a greater influence than I could have ever imagined! Thank you for being not only a great artist and musician but a good, honest person and humanitarian; you have forever changed me-I hope you're now at peace and resting well with the angels; your spirit lives within me forever, much love, God Bless"

This tribute was added by Stefanie Smiet on 19th June 2017

"Dear, beautiful, extremely talented, tormented, wise, loving Man,

There never was, or will be another Voice like yours. Your lyrics where outstanding. Your ability to give was tremendous. Your creativity was endless. So is my pain  & mourning....

Love always, thank you for all your giving, sweet Chris Cornell!
All my love for your beloved threesome: Lily, Toni, Christopher; all your brothers and sisters, parents, friends, Kim, Ben, Matt, Eddie, other bandmates from AS & TotD and everyone that loved & loves you.

You reached down, and picked the crowd up. Now go find your well deserved peace & light: go to the Promised the Promised Land XXX"

This tribute was added by Katja Walter on 19th June 2017

"Please come back!"

This tribute was added by Carol Scott on 19th June 2017

"A voice of a generation gone much too soon! He will be forever in peace beautiful soul!"

This tribute was added by Spencer Pritchard on 19th June 2017

"Over time, Chris has laughed with me, loved with me, cried and grieved with me. He has been there for the highest of the highs, and every time I reached my nadir. He contributes to my life, even more so now, and he'll never know the impact that he made on me.

No-one sings like you anymore. Rest well, Chris. Thank you."

This tribute was added by Valentina Meynet on 19th June 2017

"Hope you are in a beatifull place, and peace live in you, Chris.
Thank you and Love forever.
Be free. Be free."

This tribute was added by Infiniti Carranza on 19th June 2017

"Chris cornell with his voice and guitar and bands, He taught me as a fan to listen to feel and appreciate music, And I LOVE him for that, and also as a person.I wish he knew that he was never alone. And that he was cared and loved by many, many people. I'm so very sorry and sad, From your fan of all times."

This tribute was added by Jay Parker on 19th June 2017

"It still hurts so much. I have not been the same since I heard you were gone. I fear this is an ache that will resonate forever. I loved you and admired you so much. Thank you for teaching me how to sing.  I will miss your voice. There are no words to describe this emptiness. Rest in peace Chris."

This tribute was added by Karin Parrish on 19th June 2017

"Chris you may have left this earth but you will always be in my heart."

This tribute was added by Rocio Alvarez on 19th June 2017

"Sweet, loving man. Time runs pretty fast, month ago I was on my way  driving to my office when a heard news about your death. I had to stop the car to listen what really has happened. I arrived to my desk quiet when I open FB the first post I saw was the pics that Ken Settle took the night before on Detroit, was true.  My heart got broken, since then I find  myself praying for you. I really miss you. Sweet Soul sing, keep singing in heaven, keep singing to us, holding your guitar humble and bright with your hand up, smiling, smiling"

This tribute was added by Beary Nice on 19th June 2017

"I'll try to keep this short, but I'm not sure if i can... anyway, I was such a huge fan of Soundgarden as a kid in the 90s, and I really loved Chris... Since then I've gotten more than a little sidetracked by a new favorite band of all time, but Chris has always remained my favorite vocalist & lyricist.  The timing of all this has been really screwing with my head, in April I needed some music to listen to on an extended road trip and I was just starting to get back into Soundgarden after not listening to them too much in the past few years.  I also went through the worst experience of my life at this time, and so without going into too much detail, I found a lot of comfort in Soundgarden's lyrics.  Honest to God, on the day he died, I had plans to go digging through my basement to get my collection of old Soundgarden cds and rip them all to my phone, but woke up to this unfathomably tragic news.  I'm heartbroken to say the least, I feel absolutely rotten, I feel for his friends and family and band members... At the same time, due to what I'm going through right now I can understand and sympathize with him.  I'm so sorry.  I love you Chris, I hope that you've found peace wherever you are."

This tribute was added by Melissa C on 18th June 2017

"I've been thinking all day about what I might say here as a "tribute" and yet I have no idea how to express my feelings. I have cried more tears than one can count for someone I didn't even personally know. (If anyone told me they cried over a celebrity's death I would have thought them a lunatic.). It never crossed my mind that you could die - that one day you wouldn't be here. Maybe it's the shock that makes it so much worse. You were/are this bright light. This voice that was unreal. This face that was magnificent. But more importantly this beautiful soul. Maybe you never belonged in this ugly world. You were just too beautiful for it. I don't know how to "move on" from this. I hope and pray that I can go back to listening to your angelic voice and feeling happiness rather than tears. You were loved more than you can ever imagine..."

This tribute was added by Teegan Rozdig on 18th June 2017

"Chris - Words will never be able to express just what you meant to so many people but we can certainly try. From what I've read over the past 30 days, you were and will always be a special and great man, father, friend, etc.

I leave this quote here, in your honor.
"Recipe for greatness - To bear up under loss, to fight the bitterness of defeat and the weakness of grief; to be victor over anger, to smile when tears are close; to resist evil men and base instincts, to hate hate and to love love; to go on when it would seem good to die; to seek ever after the glory and the dream; to look up with unquenchable faith in something evermore about to be; that is what any man can do, and so be great.” - Zane Grey"

This tribute was added by Melissa Fox on 18th June 2017

"Chris, I don't even know what to say.   How is it possible to feel so close to someone I never met?  I'm devastated, and am still really struggling to accept this.  I'm praying this has all been a horrible nightmare that I will soon wake up from.   I'm eternally grateful for the amazing art you shared with us for so long.  I'll  never forget you holding up my signs at a concert in San Francisco a few years ago, or pointing at me (acknowledging my "#1 fan" sign) in Atlanta.  I truly was on cloud 9 for weeks afterward!  For 30 years I have literally listened to you exclusively.  Your lyrics really speak to my soul and I've never experienced that with any other music.  I think I've listened to many of your songs thousands of times over the decades.  My son grew up to listening to you and for that I'm grateful.  He also has had to deal with me singing at the top of my lungs every time we got in the car.  I liked to think I was providing back up vocals to my favorite musician.  :-)  On top of being an amazing artist, you truly seemed like a wonderful person, which just made us all like and respect you that much more.  My thoughts and prayers are with your beautiful family.  You are loved by so many people and will never ever be forgotten."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Priddle on 18th June 2017

"Today is the three kids first father's day without their  father, I feel for them!Chris is in my heart and I can't believe he has gone away. Thank God for his music so we will never forget!"

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

"Today is father's day so I'm thinking about you and your children today Chris. If there's one thing everyone says (including your own children) is that you were the best father anyone can have. Happy father's day Chris."

This tribute was added by Brian Svenonius on 18th June 2017

"Hi Chris, its Brian. I know you are looking down in disbelief that you were loved by so many people. I am wishing you a happy fathers day.  I still mourn  every day  that we have lost you. I listen to your albums every day and cru and sing along. I wish I could have met you. I hope to meet you even one day my friend. Thankyou so much for blessing us with your golden voice, and your body of the best music there is. You are so misded ,I feel like I have lost a brother.  Thankyou for who you are and  for the best music ever heard ."

This tribute was added by Brian Svenonius on 18th June 2017

"Hi Chris, its Brian. I know you are looking down in disbelief that you were loved by so many people. I am wishing you a happy fathers day.  I still mourn  every day  that we have lost you. I listen to your albums every day and cru and sing along. I wish I could have met you. I hope to meet you even one day my friend. Thankyou so much for blessing us with your golden voice, and your body of the best music there is. You are so misded ,I feel like I have lost a brother.  Thankyou for who you are and  for the best music ever heard ."

This tribute was added by Antonella Aguirre on 18th June 2017

"Oh Chris, a pesar de la lejanía y ya un mes de tu partida, todavía siento un dolor profundo en el corazón y te extraño tanto. Nunca pude imaginar que te fueras tan luego y me siento muy triste por no haberte visto en el concierto que hiciste aquí en Chile, pero no importa porque yo te llevo en el alma, te tendré siempre presente .Eres tan importante para mí y te entiendo tanto, yo también quise suicidarme y se cual es fue tu dolor, pero quizás pronto te podré conocer y seré muy feliz en los cielos, porque yo sé que estas en un buen lugar,  fuiste una excelente persona aquí y por eso te recordaremos, tu hermosa voz nos acompañará siempre.
Gracias por regalarme mi pequeño tesorito que es el grunge, gracias a todos kurt layne scott andy encontré mi espacio, la música que encaja perfectamente conmigo y con la etapa de mi vida y por supuesto siempre estará en mi corazón SOUNDGARDEN especialmente esta parte de esta canción

Nothing seems to kill me no matter how hard I try
Nothing is closing my eyes
Nothing can beat me down for your pain or delight
And nothing seems to break me
No matter how hard I fall
Nothing can break me at all
Not one for giving up though not invincible I know

-Blow up the outside world

Y con lagrimas en los ojos te digo Adiós..o quizás un hasta pronto
vuela alto maestro y dile hola al cielo
Aquí un poema mio que te dedico

Se cual es el dolor de las heridas
se los oscuro que se puede volver todo
y se como el amor a nuestro alrededor se desvanece

Con gritos pedimos ayuda
sin embargo nadie logra escucharnos

Nuestros problemas nos conectan
tu eres una parte de mi
que pacientemente me espera
en la distancia, en un mejor lugar"

This tribute was added by Amy Fagan on 18th June 2017

"I am still heartbroken at Chris's passing... His words and music saw me through some very dark times. I have never experienced such a void before. I pray for peace and comfort for the Cornell/Karayiannis family, the many friends, and fans. I truly know in my heart that his gentle soul and true spirit will always remain! <3"

This tribute was added by Bexy Meadows on 18th June 2017

"*Magnificent Horizon*

This empty hallway, echoes of your voice.
Shadowed with rust,
the whispering calm, crash of waves,
In the distance.

Remind me of my younger years,
Remind me of my strengths & fears.
Armed to face another day,
Bold, due to your memory.

These bright, open meadows remind me of you:
The calm, gentle wind blowing through.
Combing through grass, subtle wind,
Just as you ease my soul, from within.

The strength of the tide has pulled you in,
But none of us Is free from sin.
And, this, we know was not just you,
A powerful force overcame, overthrew.

Fierce as we may feel to justify that day,
May we all see the horizon-
As although the sun sets, our eyes on,
no one can deny it's magnificence.

The essence of your shadow is the moon,
Illuminating us in darkness.
Even in the blackest, most solitaire night,
In your harmonies, we find solace-
In your remnants.

I find comfort from within, knowing
You will sing to us again-
Howling at the gates
Of sweet heaven"

This tribute was added by Brian Svenonius on 18th June 2017

"Dear chris, I know you are in heaven looking down on us and not realising how important you are to us. I  wish I could have met you  and have been able to call you a friend. You have the best voice I have ever heard . I am still mouring your passing, I listen to your music everyday  and cry my eyes out,  temple of the dog is the best album I have ever heard , no one compares to you chris. I hope to meet you one day in geaven and get to know you,  thankyou for blessing us with your voice , and incredible body of music. Happy fathers day chris  you will forever be missed."

This tribute was added by Leanne T. on 18th June 2017

"Today Father's day 2017, as I was freeway this song came on. It was so fitting and despite it's past popularity it seemed to fit this situation perfectly today. I almost had to pull over for the tears. Forgive me, but today this song has new meaning. I never thought the day would come that I would be posting this about Chris in my lifetime.

If I leave here tomorrow
Would you still remember me?
For I must be traveling on, now
'Cause there's too many places I've got to see
But, if I stayed here with you, girl
Things just couldn't be the same
'Cause I'm as free as a bird now
And this bird you can not change

-Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd"

This tribute was added by Lisa Sandlin on 18th June 2017

"Chris, thank you for becoming a part of my life through your music.  It has always had away of reaching deep inside me and penetrating my soul!  I will never forget the first time I ever heard you sing, I was in love with the sound of your voice!  For me, you will always be the best!  And this world will never be the same without you in it!  I hope to meet up with you on the other side and hear that soulful voice once again!

Love and Prayers for your family!"

This tribute was added by Angela Tucker on 18th June 2017

"My little sister went away to college and returned with a copy of Superunknown. I couldn't believe the beautiful voice I was hearing and was instantly hooked. I have loved everything Chris Cornell ever since. I've had many dark days in my lifetime and was basically in a dark hole when euphoria mourning was released.  It was a very dark and sad album, but it made me feel I wasn't alone. Your music has always been in constant rotation for me and that will never change. You were one of a kind- like Prince or Freddie mercury- that will never be another like you. I'm so sorry you felt like you had no more options, and I'm sorry we couldn't see you were suffering. My thoughts and prayers are with your family."

This tribute was added by Kathy Leivas on 18th June 2017

"Dearest Chris~I want to thank-you from the bottom of my heart for the gift and artistry of music you gave to the world.From the moment I first heard your voice and and the music combined,I was forever attatched and intrigued.It just so happened to be the darkest point in my life,but whenever I put my head phones on to Soundgarden,any or all bad thoughts went away,No other artist has done that for me and I doubt ever will.Please watch over your beautiful children and your loving wife.Life will go on,but my heart will always keep you in a safe place.Heaven welcomed you and you are forever in the arms of the angels.Love,peace and rock n roll,grunge style forever~"

This tribute was added by Sarah Holt on 18th June 2017

""Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted" (Matthew 5:4).

My heart goes out to his family during this time as they mourn for the loss of their father, husband, son, and brother."

This tribute was added by Kristine Mestaz on 18th June 2017

"Oh my dear, sweet Chris Cornell. I have loved you deeply for 30 years. You were, and still are, my favorite musician. But you were always something so much more. You, the person, were amazing and special. You were kind hearted, loved your family, loved animals, and treated others with respect. Hearing you sing always touches me deep within my soul. Thank you for being here, for making the world a much better place, and for being the sexiest man I've ever laid eyes on! I love you forever!"

This tribute was added by Tammy Sparks on 18th June 2017

"I will start with a quote I keep going back to over the last month. Grief, I've learned is really just love. All the love you want to give but cannot. All of that unspent love gathers in the corners of your eyes, a lump in your throat, and hollow place in your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go. Rest in peace, never forgotten"

This tribute was added by Jade Fish on 18th June 2017

"When I woke up on Thursday May 18 to the news of your passing, I felt like I had lost a close friend. You have been a constant in my life since I was 10. You were a shoulder to cry on when I was sad or had broken up with a boyfriend. Your music has a way of reaching straight into my soul and pulling out my emotions. I will miss your voice and your dry wit so very much. I hope that wherever you are you are at rest. Sleep well sweet man.

Until I see you again,

This tribute was added by Ace . on 18th June 2017

"No one sings like you anymore.

Below is my own article on what Chris Cornell meant to me, and to all of my friends. Rest in peace, anywhere you want to go."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Rushton on 18th June 2017

"Chris, I never the passing of someone I didn't know would hurt me this deeply. Your music touched my soul from the moment i first heard your amazing voice. That same voice that got me through some of my darkest moments. You will forever be remembered by the world. Sleep well and fly freely. Much love."

This tribute was added by Sandy Schiller on 18th June 2017

"Thank you for evoking such strong feelings with your music and lyrics.  You are so loved and missed  RIP CC."

This tribute was added by melissa tiorano-willard on 18th June 2017

"Your music touched my soul and I feel a great sadness & emptiness now that you have left this earth."

This tribute was added by Klytie Petersen on 18th June 2017

"Chris Cornell, I never thought I'd have to write you a forever-missed Tribute.  I still cannot fathom that you are gone.."

This tribute was added by Dawn Carroll on 18th June 2017

"While you have been on your new journey now for a month, singing to the heavens, so many of us here feel lost without you... But today, my prayers go to your family, and especially your children, going through their 1st Father's Day without you here. It breaks my heart, but I hope and pray they know you will always watch over them!  You are the shape of the hole in many hearts, yet your spirit lives on through all the gifts you left behind... Thanks for the music and memories... rest in peace sweet angel <3"

This tribute was added by Shaun Bartlett on 18th June 2017

"Chris, I'll see you Down on the Upside, my brother. Fly with godspeed."

This tribute was added by Myliesha Sjorberg on 18th June 2017

"When sorrows come they come not single spy's , but in battalions .
R.I.P  C.C
The coolest ever x"

This tribute was added by Marian Nudo on 18th June 2017

"Aún parece mentira lo que paso. No hay día que no me pregunte: Por qué?
Sé que no soy la única que siente eso.  Te recordaré por siempre.
Gracias por ser parte de mi vida. Te llevo en mi mente, en mi  corazón y en mi piel eternamente."

This tribute was added by Diane Targowski on 18th June 2017

"He rocked a nation with his deep/delicate lyrics and crushed generation in his passing! I have verses from many CC songs hanging around my home. Been following him since 89 listened to mega interviews Chris was a unique he was clear and stayed true to his conviction & heart.
He held tight to what was dear to him...i will forever be confused by his death. im grateful for not missing 91/92 lollapalooza plus there after Soundgarden/Audioslave random NY shows. No1willeverhavehisUniquePoeticPassion. What a tragic privilege to have had ChrisCornell and lost him."

This tribute was added by Heart O'Honey on 18th June 2017

"Holding on to the helium dawn  
Flight is waiting for you    
Waiting for you brother      

You have shed the rough      
Time for you to fly          
Time to be set free          
And be as safe as you can be      

Razzle us every night          
And swear it's not goodbye      
I promise you it's not goodbye  

Keeping you in our hearts      
Burning candles in our hands    
Holding vigil, float your glider      
Pulling planets from the sand    

Heart of honey with searchlight eyes  
Hair and eyes like mine        
Your truth and melody, spines of sunshine  
On a dark and fierce night,      
Waiting for the Blaze of Dawn      
And new life to be born.          

Shine on you Amazing Diamond. ~*

^ Your words supporting a few of mine.
Much Gratitude for you, your legacy and your time with us.

(RIP) Rock-on In Power - no more pain."

This tribute was added by Dayana Sosa on 18th June 2017

"Ha sido impactante tu muerte, convirtiendote en inmortal en nuestros recuerdos, tu alma llevaba una pena que nadie podía ver ni siquiera tus seres más cercanos, a lo mejor una escapatoria a la presión de ser un artista mundial y no querer que tu familia fuese acosada por una prensa, un reportaje unas fotos...debe ser duro lidiaste lo más que pudiste hasta que no soportaste más aunado a esto tus problemas domésticos que nunca nos podríamos imaginar ni en lo más profundo de nuestros sueños, eras un hermoso hombre, ahora serás un hermoso recuerdo, si tienes alas vuela alto en el hermoso cielo que era lo que te faltaba y que no podías hacer en el mundo terrenal, Descansa en Paz Chris..."

This tribute was added by Francisco Carrillo on 18th June 2017

"Querido Chris:
Puedes creer como extraño saber que aun habría una posibilidad de ver y escuchar tu show en México....?

Desde el 97 escucho y escucharé tu música que siempre transmitió esperanza a mi vida.... Escuchar sunshower y sentir que las cosas mejorarían..... Poder consolarme con Arms around you love Después de una decepción.....

Sentir la vida nueva con Audioslave y Soundgarden..... Sentir nuevamente esperanza....

Hoy no te fuiste...... TE QUEDASTE PARA SIEMPRE!!!!!!


EDDIE tendrá consuelo con nosotros.... Aquí estaremos para el como siempre estuviste!

Siempre hasta la victoria!!!!!"

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

"Dear Chris, words cannot truly express my feelings right now. I've got so many memories of seeing you throughout your career, and I'm so grateful for those. You meant so much to so many, and we are all holding you in our hearts with love and light. Your spirit will live forever in us through your music. Rest peacefully, you beautiful soul."

This tribute was added by Helena Newman on 18th June 2017

"Thank you Chris Cornell for you music.  My family has always enjoyed your music.  You were like a part of our family and always thought you were a long lost friend with your music and words. It breaks all of our hearts now that your gone. But your spirit will always live on with your music and on our hearts. Loud love to your family on this day and everyday."

This tribute was added by Windy B on 18th June 2017

"I haven't found the proper words to honor you yet.....I cannot even fathom using words that compare to your words.  Just want you to know that thank you for understanding me.....from the early 90's to our music taste grew and developed with you,  I will persevere and I have always done!!!!"

This tribute was added by Dan Lome on 18th June 2017

"Chris you were such an inspiration. You were there for me when nobody else was. You didn't know me, but we were best friends. We smoked pot and played outside in the summer listening to Superunknown in my teen years. We did things I won't talk about throughout my college years. We took road trips together. And even did some Karaoke. I know there will be more pot and loud music. There will be more road trips. But it will never feel the same again. Thank you for everything you did for me, as well as the thousands of others you've helped. Rock in peace, brother."

This tribute was added by Shirley Naor on 18th June 2017

"One month. Just cant believe he is really gone, my family member for 20 years. I used to cry everyday but now there is two songs of chris that i cry everytime i hear him sing. one is his original like a stone and prince's  song cover nothing compares to you. What an amazing artist. I remember when i saw like a stone on mtv when mtv somehow worth something. I ran to the store and bought their cd and listened to it everyday. I was hooked to Chris lyrics like he and I were the same share pain depression yet we were one through this battle. The death that hit me the most I love Layne Staley a lot but i havent got the news live on his death and Chris was supposed to live forever at least many years of having him in our lives. Forever in my heart and soul. I will always love you and we will meet when ill say hello to heaven.
Rock on in Heaven

This tribute was added by Mrs Rowe on 18th June 2017

"What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains & is immortal.
                                                                                         -  Albert Pine

It takes a special kind of person to do the things that you did. You brought people out of darkness with the sound of your voice. You gave others hope by sharing your own pain. Your music became an anthem for those that felt they didn't belong, that felt alienated and misunderstood. There's always going to be that band loved and followed by millions because of the great songs they play.. but there will never be another artist who's raw honesty and willingness to share himself so freely saved an entire generation. That's the stuff that legends are made of.. Thank you from all of us, you will never be forgotten."

This tribute was added by Petra Voegele on 18th June 2017

"I wanna light a candle to show my condolences to Chris' family and also friends who knew him personally.
I am sad and crying. I was lucky to see Chris three times playing live. I traveled a lot to see him and I really enjoyed it. It still gives me a lot... And well, Seasons is my all-time favourite song."

This tribute was added by Dante Beatrice on 18th June 2017

"Chris, I will always remember and continue to listen to your incredible voice. And your lyrics – true poetry. You left us far too soon and you will always be missed, remembered and adored. There is no time limit here."

This tribute was added by Brenda Jazmin on 18th June 2017

"Chris, thank you for being there for me as I entered into my teen years, to my twenties and now thirties. Your voice, music, spirit, always carried me through in good and bad times in life. It is hard to know you are gone, but I am grateful to still have your voice and your music, to continue carrying me forward. I love you and I miss you so, so much."

This tribute was added by LeeLu Dallas on 18th June 2017

"Thank you for always being my voice to turn to when life gets hard. Your lyrics and music will always play a big part of my life as I continue down this journey. I miss you every fucking day, and will for the rest of my life. Love you Chris. Rest In Peace."

This tribute was added by Koryne Kershisnik on 18th June 2017

"Dear Chris,
I can remember being a kid watching MTV and falling in love with Hunger Strike. In the decades that followed you continued to have presence in our lives.  Someone who, through your music and lyrics became a compassionate friend, someone we could relate to, who understood how we were feeling and who gave us hope.  Your voice so moving, powerful and beautiful.  This hurt aches everyday, we miss you terribly out here.  This is so unimaginable, I wish so much that this was all just a bad dream.  We will keep your music and memory alive forever.  Peace, Love and Light to you dear friend.
Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us.  Love to your family and friends."

This tribute was added by Jill S. on 18th June 2017

"You were there for me since the early 90s, teenaged me. The voice that spoke the words that I couldn't.
  Now again I lay on the floor of my own home, (an adult me) blasting your records, letting your voice speak the words that I again, cannot speak.  
   I will be forever hurting that Ive never got the chance to hear you sing live. Why? My favorite singer, and Ive never got to go see you.  Now I will never get to because you are forever silenced. Opportunities were there to go, but life always got in the way. WHY did I let life get in the way!? The regret I'm feeling. This is haunting me, and hurting me.
  You being gone doesnt feel real to me, I dont know if it ever will. Your name wasnt supposed to be on that list with the others. Seeing it there now does NOT look right, does NOT feel right.
  I hope that one day I will have the opportunity to see you sing in the heavens and tell you thank you directly.  I hope you are at peace. I hope you enjoy seeing the beauty of the world from above and are hiking in the heavens. You will forever be the greatest voice my ears have heard. For me, no one sings like you anymore.  And noone ever will."

This tribute was added by GG Dykstra on 18th June 2017

Im a lady who is the same age as you and our generation needed your hard, soulful, beautiful music. I related to you in many ways. The era in which we grew up listening to Black Sabbath, Led Zep, Pink Floyd, & of course the Beatles was when music was awesome,  but then the hair bands took over in the 80s and in my opinion Soundgarden saved rock n roll. I remember when my husband brought home Bad Motorfinger & I was hooked! Since you left us, I've not been able to listen to anything except all Chris Cornell  music. Many artist have passed on since you & I were young, but YOUR passing has truly left a HUGE hole in my heart. I feel like you're a part of my family and I cannot stop thinking about why this had to happen. I pray that you are at peace and just know that YOU made this world a better place by gracing us with you God given talent and for that I am grateful. Thank you sir and you & your music will live forever our memories & hearts❤"

This tribute was added by Cindy Spain on 18th June 2017

"25 years you've been a huge part of my life. Through the death of my dad, brother, friends.. through my young daughters brain surgery. I always knew I was never alone. Your words fill my heart with such love and safety. Say hello to Justin in paradise and never forget how loved and admired you are. I love you both."

This tribute was added by Candy Polo on 18th June 2017

"Never will die for me, you're singing everyday! In my heart ❤️ and mind. Chris, rest easy peacefully. It will have justice. You're my hero!  Love ypu smd miss you so much"

This tribute was added by Ace Caputo on 18th June 2017

"I was first introduced to Chris Cornell through Soundgarden.  I loved the raw, stripped-down, heavy sound and did not pay too much attention to the lyrics.  With his solo work, I began to appreciate his poetic writing.  His dark lyrics resonated with me on almost a visceral level.  Like many, I was gutted with the news of his passing.  I could not understand why I was grieving so much for a man that I have never personally met.  Then I read a quote on social media that fit perfectly with what I was experiencing - "We don't mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us to better know ourselves."  Chris helped me to understand myself better.  And for that, I will always be grateful.  RIP, my friend."

This tribute was added by Suzie Livermore on 18th June 2017

"I have loved you Chris For 26 years.. so sorry you're gone. Thank you for the wonderful music! #Soundgarden #Audioslave #Templeofthedog"

This tribute was added by Old Dandelion on 18th June 2017

"Chris, you were loved, you are loved and you will always be loved. You gave me so much with your music and art & you took so much when entering the other side. Rest in paradise Darling, your soul will be always with me, singing. Higher Truth will prevail!"

This tribute was added by Elias de Sousa Couto on 18th June 2017

"Meu eterno agradecimento à Luz e energia chamada Chris Cornell. Pela poesia, pela voz , atitude, rebeldia, e pelo pai e marido que foi. Beijos e amor do Brasil pra você Chris, onde estiver, amigo."

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

"Chris, like millions of others, I've been a passenger on this planet with you since BadMotorFinger.  Thank you for your gift, thank you for your kind soul, thank you for your grace.

Whether we all believed Chris grabbed (IT) from the ether and distilled (IT) into time and space for us to more easily discern or he annealed earthly material into a sort of god particle which sent US all into the ether with him, it doesn't matter...because he will always be out there, and in here.

We will all meet again.

Thank you Jenna Rose and Cornellathoners for this beautiful tribute page.


This tribute was added by Natalya EP on 18th June 2017

"Gracias por tu música Chris, era una niña cuando te descubrí con Soundgarden y desde entonces te he seguido. Siempre escucharé tu música y te llevaré en mi corazón. No one sings like you anymore. ¡Te quiero! <3"

This tribute was added by Lucy Hannaford on 18th June 2017

"I will always love you. There's nothing more I can say right now."

This tribute was added by Jill Cook on 18th June 2017

"I can only imagine how his family must be. My heart is broken. That unforgettable morning, my husband came to me while we were getting ready for work and the kids ready for school and told me the horrible news. I immediately stated crying. Why, I thought? What happened? Please tell me this isn't real? He and his music saved me so many times. I wish he knew how much he helped all of us. I wish we could have helped him. I am forever grateful for all of the love I have seen from  fans and his brother. I hope his family finds peace in all of this."

This tribute was added by Manderley SBJ on 18th June 2017

"I read this poem at my dad's funerals 2 years ago. Reading it again today made me think of you

Death is nothing at all.  It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened.  Everything remains exactly as it was.
I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

Call me by the old familiar name.  Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.  Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.

Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.
Life means all that it ever meant.  It is the same as it ever was.  There is absolute and unbroken continuity.

What is this death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner.
All is well.  Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

by Henry Scott Holland (1847 – 1918)"

This tribute was added by Cynthia Trabold on 18th June 2017

"Thank you Cornellathons for creating this space.  So much love to all.

"That was the hard thing about grief and the grieving.  They spoke another language, and the words we knew always fell short of what we wanted them to say.""

This tribute was added by Summer Thyme on 18th June 2017

"I was all of 9 years old when my brother introduced me to Soundgarden via this trippy video for a song called "Black Hole Sun." That was all it took for me to fall in love with this band and the voice that led them. I grew up in the grunge era and it is and will always be my first musical love. Chris Cornell's voice and his lyrical poetry captivated me, and when I got a little bit older and developed depression in my teenage years, they spoke to me on another level. It was hard for me to understand what I was feeling but the passion in his voice made me feel like HE understood. Fast forward a couple decades, and I find myself still reeling from the loss of him a month later. Some days I can't believe he's gone, other days it feels like I've accepted it. But no matter what, I take solace in knowing that we as his fans are united in both our grief and love. I'd like to extend my deepest sympathies to his family, his friends, and his fans everywhere. And Chris, I pray you're resting in Eternal Paradise in eternal peace. Much love always."

This tribute was added by Cara Lauren on 18th June 2017

"I had the pleasure of meeting Chris in 2015, where we had a brief discussion about a project I was working on. He was kind, encouraging and expressed interest in learning when the project was complete. Thank you, Chris for your inspiration. Thank you for your kindness. Just – thank you."

This tribute was added by Golden Sunflower on 18th June 2017

"I was a late bloomer with Chris. I fell for hard rock at 14 in '82 and loved Seattle/Alternative music in 90s but Chris' lyrics hadn't reached me until Like a Stone. I was hooked. The lyrics were intense as mine had grown to be from age 17. I went to see you in Seattle 2003, hoping to get eye contact with my kindred spirit, but sadly didnt get to see YOU in person- a CD was passed to you for an autograph. My heart sank with the news alert 5/18 on my phone midsleep. All I could do was search for what happened. You were only an hour away. I wasnt following you lately. Im so sad for this ending as so many are. Let your light shine down. I pray your spirit wisdom is increasing and serenity is all around. You deserved the best this life could give you Chris. The journey continues. You are so adored. A Precious beloved soul."

This tribute was added by Lucy Fur on 18th June 2017

You were (are) truly one of the greats. So much of my identity is linked to the music I grew up with and you were directly responsible for a gigantic chunk of it. Thank you for coming all the way down to the bottom of the world to see NZ. Thank you for all the beautiful music. Thank you. We will love and miss you forever."

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

"Beautiful, dear Chris! Thank you for giving so much. Your talent was so unique and will never ever be forgotten. I will forever cherish you!"

This tribute was added by Em Dee on 18th June 2017

"Thank you for being a part of my child's 16th birthday. Her very first concert and she loved every moment sitting in the second row, staring in complete awe. You helped two generations of teenagers (myself and my daughter) through some tough times and cemented a love of music in both of our lives. There isn't a day my daughter doesn't pick up her guitar and I'm thankful she has that in her life.
Hope you and Andy have re recorded island of summer by now :)"

This tribute was added by Tara Kellick on 18th June 2017

"It's hard to put into words the profound effect you have had on my life.
When you sang for Audioslave that's when I truly discovered what an amazing man and voice. I was fortunate to see you live and upclose at a special event in Hollywood, my husband and I were also blessed to see you reunited with SoundGarden. Since you've been gone I hear so many of your songs echo through my mind like a personal radio station.
I'm confused about your passing and pray for your Children and Family.
You're Free Now in Rock N Roll Heaven. Please say Hello for me. Love and Light Forever"

This tribute was added by Jacqueline Smith on 18th June 2017

"It has been a month and I still can't quite believe that you are gone. You and your music have been an important part of my life for over 25 years, and you always will be. We will keep your music alive, we will never forget you and we will always fight for you."

This tribute was added by Nelly Kunkuti on 18th June 2017

"I still have no words,i wish his family to be strong,al my love for the kids,Sleep well dear Chris"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Ryan on 18th June 2017

"I was at a comic book store in NH on May 17, 2017 looking for gifts for my boys after dinner.  They were playing all Soundgarden in the store and I thought how awesome it was to see the next generation had such great taste in music.  Then the next day, I found out that you were gone.  I don't think it will ever really sink in.  In 1992, at age 18, I had one of the darkest nights of my life.  Your music literally got me through to the next sunrise.  Now I'm a mother to 3 boys.  I can't count the number of times that we've listened to music together and I would tell them "If you want to hear the ultimate voice, listen to Chris Cornell."  As the years passed, your voice only became even more soulful and true and I'm pretty sure there was nothing you couldn't sing and make your own.  You are sorely missed down here.  We've lost something, someone, of incredible talent.  You sang right into the heart of so many people.  I wish I could wake up tomorrow and this would all go away.  Know that your loved ones are in our hearts and minds right now.  All of us that you've touched through so many years.  Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all of the music and memories you made while you were with us.  You will truly live on."

This tribute was added by Jay Taylor on 18th June 2017

""I wish I could translate the hints about the dead young men and women,
And the hints about old men and mothers, and the offspring taken soon out of their laps.
What do you think has become of the young and old men?
And what do you think has become of the women and children?

They are alive and well somewhere,
The smallest sprout shows there is really no death,
And if ever there was it led forward life, and does not wait at the end to arrest it,
And ceas’d the moment life appear’d.

All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses,
And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.

The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me, he complains of my gab and my loitering.

I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable,
I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.

The last scud of day holds back for me,
It flings my likeness after the rest and true as any on the shadow’d wilds,
It coaxes me to the vapor and the dusk.

I depart as air, I shake my white locks at the runaway sun,
I effuse my flesh in eddies, and drift it in lacy jags.

I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love,
If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles.

You will hardly know who I am or what I mean,
But I shall be good health to you nevertheless,
And filter and fibre your blood.

Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged,
Missing me one place search another,
I stop somewhere waiting for you." - Walt Whitman

Beautiful, beautiful Chris. Thank you so much for the 25 years of sunshowers and rain you brought into my life. You were inimitable, unique and loved so very much. "No-one sings like you any more", but your song lives on in every one of us."

This tribute was added by Heather Jones on 18th June 2017

"Chris, I'm still having a hard time comprehending that you are no longer here with us.  My heart is broken for your family, friends and fans. It's unbelievable how this has affected so many around the world. I believe we all are finding comfort in sharing our experiences about you and your music.
You spoke to us with your poetic lyrics, and you sang to us from your soul. I did not know you personally, but some how it felt like I did. I hope you knew how much you meant to the world. We miss you already.
As a fan of yours since I was 15 years old, I listen to you daily. I heard someone  recently say your music was a soundtrack of their youth. To me your music is a soundtrack to my life. It always seemed like you read a page from my book and wrote songs about them. I got to thank you once, you smiled and nodded. I was blessed to hear you live several times. Your voice was so powerful and seemed surreal. Thank you for the music. Truly no one sings like you anymore.  I know you are singing with the angels now.

Heather N.E.Jones (CCFAN_HNE)"

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

"It been a month since you left us. It still hurts like it was yesterday. You are forever in our hearts Chris. XOXO"

This tribute was added by Abby Freed on 18th June 2017

"To our sweet Chris,

I know, I know, you were never truly "ours." You were a man of the light, a man of the night, and you belonged to no one yet gave us everything.

I'm so lost: you were my canary in a coal mine, singing me songs of the darkness, and fell silent mid-song. I'm fumbling through the dark, terrified of the poison that silenced you. If I find it and name it, will I be safe?

Perhaps that's your final lesson to us all: we are never safe. We are never "home free." We can win 100 battles in a row, and lose it all on the 101st. But we're still here, dear Chris, and it's our turn to fight for whatever part of you we can; your art, your memory.

Here's my promise to you: I promise, dear Chris, to talk with my son, as soon as he is old enough, about mental health, prescription medication side effects, and everything hard that may have contributed to our loss of you. Perhaps it will better prepare him for the dark, beautiful world. And we will remember you and your art just as it is; no layering of needless narrative. Your work screamed for itself.

A few days ago, when I was feeling particularly out of sorts, my toddler jumped on the coffee table and belted out "Like A Stone" with shocking accuracy. We remember you.

We see you, we remember you, we love you, we miss you. We are wrapping your friends and family, especially your three beautiful children, in our arms and holding them tight. [If you ever read this, Lily, Toni, and Christopher Jr. - you have a legion of support, always. You always have options, okay?] And most of all, sweet Chris, we wish you peace, we wish you freedom, we wish you endless, eternal love."

This tribute was added by Donna Pringle on 18th June 2017

"It has been a month and our family is still heartbroken. We know you did not want to leave us...We are fighting for you and the truth. You loved well and were loved back. Yes, we will miss you forever sweet angel, till we meet again."

This tribute was added by Scott Reeves on 18th June 2017

"So I was working visiting people's houses in my car checking gas meters, when I got back into my car 'turned the radio on and black hole sun was playing, I thought to myself ' weird on English prime time radio at this time? Then the dj said that was for the late great Chris Cornell who sadly past away last night!!! That was it straight to another record, I was like is this a sick April fool's trick? No it's may! Checked the internet 'there it was! I was devastated, the night before I had downloaded all of Soundgarden's albums on to my phone for the gym. Tears began to fall , he truly was my musically hero a man I didn't Know at all 'but because I'd follow everything he'd done , watched hours of interviews of him listened to his music almost daily through the 90s 'ok get to know his character and see his personality, of all the quotes from people Jerry Cantrell said it best....this will never make sense and it will always hurt. I miss u like a family member that I never had but was always there for me. Thank you for giving the gift of yourself and music to the world , you've taken apart of us with you, but you've left me with so much. I definitely a better man because of you. I love you Chris"

This tribute was added by Kim Grunde on 18th June 2017

"Your songs captured all the things I felt but could never express.  I don't know how but you connected to my heart. To think that someone could feel the same pain was unreal.  I never really made peace with my depression until I saw a video of you.  You talked about life going well then in a moment it's dark and there's nothing that can explain it.  I was looking for an answer that I could never find.  You words resonated with me.  There is beauty even in pain and struggle.  Your voice and your songs saved me a million times.  You are missed.  I hope you knew the affect you made on so many.  Thank You.  
"I know all your graces. Someday will flower."
"No one sings like you anymore.""

This tribute was added by Francisca Gómez on 18th June 2017

"Chris más que un músico fuiste un amigo, de los buenos amigos, esos que estan contigo en los buenos y malos momentos, tu partida ha sido muy triste para todos nosotros, no era solo tu musica y talento, era tu capacidad de mostrar aliento y belleza en la oscuridad y dolor, compartiste tu vulnerabilidad con nosotros, un ser lleno de sensibilidad y  magia. Tu musica, voz incomparable y unica será recordada siempre. Gracias por ser tan generoso, te extrañaremos Siempre. Descansa en paz. ♡♡♡"

This tribute was added by Teresa Dann on 18th June 2017

"I will Keep The Promise, i will keep your spirit & your music with me always XoXoX Sunshower just came on as I'm writing this :'( <3"

This tribute was added by Teresa Dann on 18th June 2017

"Forever in my heart & on my mind, such a beautiful soul <3"

This tribute was added by Annette McClellan on 17th June 2017

"6/19/16 -- my first time to see you live. I had 5th row center stage. I saw you twice with Temple. I saw you twice with Soundgarden less than two weeks before... well, you know. I was so damn lucky and I knew it. I was blessed to love your music, your story, your humanitarian work. Thank you. The words are so inadequate but I'm so so grateful. I pray for the repose of your soul. I pray for your family, for your bandmates, your colleagues and those who worked for you. We fans can hold each other up as we support them. May perpetual light shine upon you."

This tribute was added by Miriam Santiago on 17th June 2017

"I remember seeing the Black Hole Sun video when I was 14. I would stop doing whatever I was doing when it came on. Years later in 2000 my now husband would play Euphoria Morning for me every night and if I had to pick a soundtrack to when we were falling in love, that would be it. In fact, neither of us have been able to lsiten to it since you left.
I got to see you on your Scream tour for the 1st time (as a person who loves to dance, I really appreciate that album) where I bought my 1st concert t-shirt ( this was about the 30th concert I had gone to in my life but it was my bday and I wanted it so I got it). To this day, it is my favorite t-shirt. Then, for another of my birthdays my hubby got me the Songbook CD, which has been my favorite CD for a long time and my kids also have their favorite songs from there. I love that I can hear you talk.
You have been a huge part of my adult life and your voice, your music means soooo much to me.  I was lucky enough to see you live 4 times, 3 solo tours and 1 with Soundgarden and that is still not enough.   My kids can say that they were at one of your concerts. My 6 year old got to hear you sing her favorite song live, Black Hole Sun. My son was sad that you didn't play the Keeper, his favorite song so I promised we would take them next time you came. We were actually planning a trip this year to go see you with Soundgarden again, but now we will never see you again.
I can't believe you're gone and that I'll never be able to hear you live. You are my favorite songwriter and favorite vocalist of all time. I hope you're in a better place. My heart goes out to you and your loved ones. ❤
P.S. We all miss you down here"

This tribute was added by Belit Nihal on 17th June 2017

"I got rid of my RUSTY CAGE with your music..
Your lyrics made me feel OUTSHINED..
I loved your JESUS CHRIST POSE ...
And I followed your CROOKED STEPS ...
Trying to REACH DOWN ..
Because you're saying HELLO 2 HEAVEN.
But i´ll SCREAM forever my LOUD LOVE for your music..."

This tribute was added by Alma Karassavidis on 17th June 2017

"From the very first sound of your voice so many years ago I knew that there was and never would be another like you sweet Chris. Your words had so much meaning in my world. I never got to thank you for the gift you so generously offered the universe. Never got to tell you how many times your music calmed my soul and carried me through the rough spots in life. May your fragile, beautiful spirit be at ease and no longer feel the pain of your mortal being. You will be in my heart and soul forever. I pray that there is more than this life on the other side where you will be waiting for all who loved you so much. The world was changed forever on the day you left. Nothing will ever be right again. Will miss you for the rest of my days sweet angel."

This tribute was added by Dance Deadly @dancedeadly666 on 17th June 2017

"I can't articulate at the moment what I want to say to you because I'm a little too emotional right now. I will come back to this page and do a better job next time. What I will say to you Chris is that I wish you knew how loved you are. I wish you had stayed with us just a little while longer. I love you with every fiber of my being and miss you everyday."

This tribute was added by Krasi Kirilova on 17th June 2017

"chris my angel when you died i died too because when i need a comfort i listened to your beautiful voice  god bless you"

This tribute was added by Hampton Hampton on 17th June 2017

"When I was 6 I was exposed to the grunge scene for the first time. It was 1993 and lucky for me , I had an older brother who played guitar and was in love with grunge. Being exposed to Sound Garden, Nirvana ,Alice n Chains and Pearl Jam (to name a few) forever changed my love of music. It wasn't about the beat of the song for me anymore, It was about the words and the emotion that came with it. Thank you Chris Cornell for contributing to the soundtrack of my adolescent years I will forever hold a special place for you and your music. RIP-"

This tribute was added by Sun Shower on 17th June 2017

"Chris (alone and with his bands) was my "go-to" when I was feeling down, up, needing to be inspired, to think deep, to clean the house, to drive that road, to tend my garden, to figure out a contemplative situation but mostly to know I was not alone in how I felt and that "all my graces someday would flower".  He will be missed forever.  All that could have been for him in his personal life and his professional life is a huge loss. Thank you to his family and friends who have shared their stories and thoughts.  We appreciate the genuine grieving because of our sense of loss as well.  Thoughts with his children and all that loved him and whom he loved.  We all are fortunate for the huge resources he left behind in song, interviews, words and thoughts.  May his presence never be forgotten. I've been a fan for close to 30 years and that's never going to change."

This tribute was added by NY AOW on 17th June 2017

"Chris, I miss you and your words everyday.  You were such a light in this world, even though you felt darkness.  We will all uphold your beautiful legacy and continue to absolutely blast your music."

This tribute was added by Elly Hermes on 17th June 2017

"To my sweet beautiful Chris...

Your voice has touched me deeply and I know it will live on forever in
the  hearts of many people.
You will never be forgotten and I hope your soul will rest in peace..."

This tribute was added by Lanna Crisstof on 17th June 2017

"Your inspiration started early 90's for me and everything since then has been a stream of your brilliance, word by word as we all sing along to your remarkable, strong and gentle voice. Chris, you were such an Angel on this not to gentle world we live in, so I can only feel so fortunate that you were here during my lifetime. Keep singing Angel, and we will be singing along. You Are our Past, Present and Future gift that you will keep on giving. Your soul will live forever, and it is beautiful."

This tribute was added by Manderley SBJ on 17th June 2017

"I am from Europe and have been following Chris career since 1992. That year was the first time I saw him in a concert and  I never looked back. For the first time I had a voice who was expressing exactly what I was feeling deep inside. For the first time, there was someone who I knew understood the dark places my mind was going to. For the first time I felt that I was not alone in this. That voice saved my life, basically.

I never paid attention to his private life, I only care for what he had to say, his voice and those gorgeous eyes of his.  I saw him several times live since that beautiful day in 1992 and every single time, I was in awe with that man. Still am and always will be.

I also wanted to share that poem. It made me think of Chris when I read it

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Mary Elizabeth Frye - 1932"

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