Chris Cornell Widows Details Painful ‘Nightmare’

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Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky Cornell has shared a love letter from him in a new Fatherly interview.

“Chris is constantly kept in the present. We speak about him, we play his music, we share memories, we work in his legacy and I include my children in that,” Vicky said. “We continue the great charitable work that he did personally and through the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation. Giving back was important to Chris and it is something we did together as a family, so we still do that and it keeps his memory and what was important to him alive.”

She also discussed how in a way dealing with his loss is worse now, “In a way it is worse now — in the beginning, you have the false sense that he may come back or that you will wake up from the nightmare, there is also a survival mode that kicks in then. But now, the reality has set in that this is forever.”

Written in red pen and all caps, the love letter reads in part, “I write this with the quivering hand that is guided by the fortunes of a heart lucky enough to know true love. My heart is a beating drum and my voice a clanging bell sounding to the world, I love you. Be mine in joy lit only by the glow of our shining love!”