Watch Chris Cornell’s Widow Touchingly Hug Vedder


9-year old singer Vedder Gabriel has shared a new video of himself hugging Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky at the MoPOP museum for the unveiling of the Chris Cornell statue.

He wrote on Instagram, “Met a real life angel ? @vickycornell I WILL NEVER EVER EVER LISTEN TO ANYBODY WHO TELLS ME I CAN’T?PROMISE? ❤️your Friend always VEDDER #loudlove #chriscornellforever #voiceofourgeneration #keepthepromise #chriscornell.”

Back in March, Vedder Gabriel sang “Dead and Bloated” with Stone Temple Pilots at a show in Phoenix and he drew widespread praise from fans online, but he recently received a nasty comment on YouTube. The comment read, “This kid better go to college, because his voice sucks balls!”

Gabriel shared a screenshot of the comment on Twitter, and his response he wanted to post: “Thanks for the reply I will be in college in 9 years and work on my vocals.”

He also tweeted, “I got my first Negative Comment, this is how i want 2 respond?? what do u think?”

Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky, who has been a victim of online bullying since her late husband’s death in May 2017, sent a message of support on Twitter to the young singer.

“It’s not worth your response. How sad for an adult especially, to write that about a little boy. To think what horrible life they must have & how damaged they must be. We must feel sorry for these people really. They are the lowest of the low. Don’t let them get you down.”

Vedder shares a name with Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder.