Chris Cornell’s Widow Reveals Public Vigil To Commemorate His Death Anniversary

It’s almost been a year since Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell died on May 18. His widow, Vicky Cornell, invites fans to pay tribute to her late husband at a public vigil this Friday in Los Angeles (May 18).

“It is with great emotion I reach out to all of you as the one year anniversary of my husband’s passing approaches,” she tweeted. “Chris was loved, so much, by so many. The children and I are so grateful to you all for being by our sides throughout all of this. Your love has created a close-knit community; more like a family; to grieve with, to provide support, and to help us heal. We could not have gotten through these last twelve months without you.”

The public vigil will take place at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary on Friday at 7 PM PST.

She also invites fans who couldn’t make it to shares posts and videos of how “Chris’ music has touched you. We can feel your love no matter how far. Light a candle, say a prayer, speak his name…Loud Love.”

Last month, Vicky Cornell launched the Addiction Resource Center for Chris, an online resource for people and families struggling with addiction. She also started efforts to create the Addiction Resource Line, a hotline for those who need to speak with healthcare employees and peer recovery support advocates. For more info on the organization, check here.

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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