Honoring the greats. Chris Cornell may not be with us anymore but his musical legacy lives on. The Soundgarden musician committed suicide in May of 2017 but was honored with the award for Best Rock Performance for “When Bad Does Good” during this year’s Grammy Awards.
His widow Vicky Cornell, daughter Toni, 14 and son Christopher, 13, walked the red carpet in honor of Chris during the February 10 show. He also has an 18-year old daughter named Lily.
His middle daughter honored her dad by wearing a t-shirt with a black-and-white photo of him imprinted on it. They looked casual and cool while they took the stage to accept the award on Chris’ behalf.
“I never thought we’d be standing here without my dad, and I’m sure he would be proud and honored,” Christopher admitted. “He was known for many things. He was a rock icon, the godfather of grunge and the creator of a movement whose contribution to music history made a lasting impact across genres and generations.”
The teen added, “While he touched the hearts of millions, the most important thing he was known for to us is for being the greatest father.” His daughter also gushed, “His voice was his vision, and his music was his peace.”
In February of 2018, Vicky spoke out about her late husband’s death during an appearance on Good Morning America. Although his death was ruled a suicide, she blames the side effects of the prescription painkillers he was using.
“He wanted to be there for his family, for his children. He loved his life,” the mom-of-two said at the time. “He would never have ever left this world. I don’t think that he could make any decisions because of the level of impairment.”
The rocker was definitely missed at the awards show. It’s great to see his family rally to keep his legacy alive.
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