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Chris Cornell’s wife Vicky pays touching tribute to the Soundgarden frontman on the anniversary of his death

Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky paid tribute to the late Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman on Tuesday (May 17) on the fifth anniversary of his death.

Chris died by suicide shortly after playing a show at Fox Theater in Detroit on May 17, 2017. He was 52 years old.

On Tuesday (May 17), his wife, Vicky, thanked fans of Chris for “loving him so much that by loving Chris you loved us too” and “helping to shape the memory and spirit of.” Keeping Chris alive,” since the grunge singer’s death statement.

Vicky’s Instagram caption read, alongside a picture of Chris on stage: “Five years ago today was the worst day of our lives. It would be the last time Chris hugged and kissed us, the last time he walked through our front door. The last time he waved goodbye to us from the car. The last time we ever saw him.”

She also mused on the quote, “You never know when the last time will be the last time,” adding that in the years since Chris’ death, it “rings way too true.”

“Chris lived in the moment and didn’t take anything for granted,” Vicky continued, as she pleaded with fans to “never miss an opportunity to tell someone you love them.”

“Chris told us every day,” she added.

Addressing his fans, she said: “Please know that he loved you as much as you love him. He was so grateful to be able to make music, to perform all over the world, to let his music and lyrics touch your heart and influence your life. He loved receiving love from all of you.”

“Thank you for loving him so much for loving us too by loving Chris,” she wrote, expressing her gratitude for the support her family has received after Chris’ death.

“Thank you for standing up through the darkest of times and helping keep Chris’ memory and spirit alive – so keep playing it out loud!” The statement ended with the hashtags #CornellForever and #NoOneSingsLikeYouAnymore.

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Chris Cornell, the lead singer of genre-defining grunge band Audioslave, photographed before his death

(Facebook/Soundgarden)

The singer’s Soundgarden bandmates Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd, Matt Cameron and Scott Sundquist also honored Chris’ memory in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

“You have love. You have peace. You have eternity,” they wrote, celebrating his musical legacy.

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If you are a US resident and you or someone you know needs mental health help right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Helpline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Helpline is a free, confidential crisis hotline available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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