Chris Cornell: Read His Daughter's Moving Father's Day Message

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In a tragic piece of news that is still being processed by many in the music industry, Chris Cornell died in mid-May.

The former Soundgarden and Audioslave leader singer was only 52 years old when he apparently committed, as numerous drugs were found in his system after his body was discovered in a Detroit hotel room.

Chris Cornell Back in the Day

These drugs included Naloxone (Narcan), Butalbital (sedative), Lorazepam (Ativan), Pseudoephedrine (decongestant) and unspecified barbiturates.

Those who knew Cornell paid tribute to the late singer on social media, with relatives expressing shock over his death because he seemed to be on a road to recovery.

Now, the musician's 12-year old daughter has penned a moving note to her late dad on Facebook.

She wrote it on her Facebook page and it will very likely make you cry.

"Daddy, Let me start by saying how much I love you and how much you mean to me,” wrote Toni, adding:

"You are my idol, someone I’ve always looked up to. You were always there for me. You pushed me forward every day, and you still do."

Chris Cornell in 2015

Cornell shared Toni and 11-year old son Christopher with wife Vicki Cornell; along with a 16-year old daughter Lillian, with his ex-wife, Susan Silver.

Vicki has gone on record with details from the heartbreaking final conversation she had with her husband shortly before he died.

Toni went on to say how Cornell was always a loving and loyal father who would battle through jet lag to spend time with his children and take care of them when they didn't feel well.

We're just going to go ahead and share the rest of the message below.

We can't do her moving words justice and the world should really see what sort of man Cornell was when it came to his kids... via this emotional first-hand account.

May he rest in peace.

Whenever I cry or feel like there’s no way I can go on, I hear your voice, “Don’t sit worrying peanut. Worry is a waste of time, I’m ok."

I always took what you said to heart. Probably because everything you said was so smart.

Every time you came home from tour you spent all your hours with us. No matter how tired you were, how many time zones you traveled, you were there for us.

Whenever I was sick you would take care of me. You would cuddle with me, hug me, kiss me. You didn’t care about getting sick. You would stay up all night to make sure my fever went down

And if it didn’t, you would wake me up and give me my medicine. I would open my eyes, see you, and feel better.

I have so many memories with you but one of my favorite ones was earlier this year when I was jetlagged and we watched ‘Purple Rain ‘. We were staying at the BHH and you came into my room when I was trying to find a movie to watch.

Chris Cornell on Guitar

“How about Purple Rain?” you said. I always trusted your judgement. I put it on and immediately fell in love! We then got to your favorite song, ‘The Beautiful Ones’.

“This song is so special it doesn’t even belong in a genre. When I was in my twenties, I saw this in the theatre and some guy started cracking up laughing at this scene and song. It got me really mad, ” you said.

I fell in love with the song too and listened to it on repeat.

Our special connection was always the arts. Poems, books, music, writing. We both have a unconditional love for it.

Who’s going to introduce me to movies like ‘Purple Rain’ and songs like ‘The Beautiful Ones’ now? I’m hoping I will find some because you trained me so well.

I know you are still here, and the warmth I feel beneath the cold, is you.


And I know, that if this wasn’t an accident, you’d still be cuddling with me watching ‘Purple Rain’.

I love you and miss you so, Daddy. You deserve your own day to be celebrated because you are the best dad anyone could ever have. Happy Father’s Day!

Love, Your Baby Toni

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