Chris Cornell’s Brother On Why People ‘Lash Out’ When Grieving


Chris Cornell’s brother Peter Cornell posted the following message yesterday about grieving.

“We all grieve in our own way. There is no playbook for this.

Maybe you get angry and lash out and the ‘world is against you’. Maybe you do some push ups and hope that the tragedy you are immersed in can find some kind of voice. A voice that might speak to a complete stranger and just maybe talk that stranger off the ledge. Much love, patience and acceptance for all of us…..PC

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Cornell wrote last weekend:


Hundreds probably thousands of messages. We Grieve Together.

It’s hard to say it without sounding contrived but, THANK YOU for writing to me and sharing and caring and helping me stay upright. It’s my intention to write back to each of you but I’m failing miserably. Your generosity knows no bounds and I can’t keep up.

So many of you have been touched by a similar experience. I had no idea how many people have had something like this happen in their world. I’m sorry for your loss. 4 weeks and I’m still shattered.

Sometimes I’m wordy as hell, tonight The words are a little stubborn. I just want to keep remembering to tell you thank you. Thank you for loving him and loving his art and sharing the pain of your loss with me. When I read your messages it takes me out of myself for a minute. That single moment when you realize you aren’t alone in something. There is some peace in that.

Much love to you and your families.
Hug your brothers!