An Instagram account recently shared a picture of Kim Thayil, Jack Endino, Stuart Hallerman, Matt Cameron, Hiro Yamamoto, and Susan Silver at dinner following Chris Cornell’s funeral last year. The caption attempted to stir trouble and paint the picture as showing that they chose to be with Susan over Chris’ widow Vicky, despite the fact that they were eating dinner at an event that Vicky and many others were also at.
Chris Cornell’s mother-in-law Toni Karayiannis commented, “Mrs Cornell was mourning her soulmate! And meet w friends and relatives! An x didn’t know anyone so was sitting w ppl she knew and smile take photos! Why not! Vicky was mourning and speaking to ppl who came to support her ! And as u know there were many.”
Stuart Hallerman commented, “That photograph was taken by my phone. I am in it center left. That moment was the highlight of a very tough day. The surviving bandmembers had moments before spoken about playing music together.
Everybody paid proper respect to Vicky and the family.
This is obviously a photograph of a single moment. It was a very very long day with many deep heartfelt interactions.
We all love Chris too, do not diminish that with your words and thoughts, please.”