The first video of Chris Cornell‘s mother Karen Cornell has been uploaded since the death of her son in May 2017. Her granddaughter Lily Cornell Silver shared the video, writing, “Gram remembering her manners.”
The Metal Den claim that they contacted Karen Cornell in June 2017 about their completely unfounded conspiracy theories surrounding Chris’ death.
Cornell allegedly responded, “Speculating about my son’s death won’t bring him back. Please don’t contact me. Thank you.”
A 1998 Mother’s Day note Chris wrote to his mother surfaced last year.
“To Mom on Mommy’s Day
I love you mommy, and I think you’re swell. If you weren’t my mommy I’d be mad as hell. God would ask if I was happy, and I’d tell him, ‘I’m not. I want the same mommy my brothers and sisters got.’ He’d say, ‘OK, but I don’t understand, when you could have any mommy in the the land.’ And I’d say, ‘I’ll try to explain to you God. It doesn’t matter if you’re a cat, or a dog, a fish or a rabbit, or a boy or a girl. She’s the best mommy in the whole wide world!’
Chris Cornell’s mother Karen, brother Peter, and ex-wife Susan Silver attended the MusiCares event honoring Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready at the Showbox in Seattle last year. McCready received the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award. McCready played with Chris Cornell in Temple of the Dog and at Mad Season’s 2015 Benyora Hall reunion show.
Chris Cornell and his mother reportedly weren’t on the best terms in his later years, though nobody involved has specifically given the reasons why.