Chris Cornell‘s daughter has released a duet she recorded with her late father as a Father’s Day tribute to the late SOUNDGARDEN singer.
Toni and Chris Cornell‘s version of Prince‘s “Nothing Compares 2 U” was accompanied by a note in which the 13-year-old thanked her dad for his support.
“Daddy, I love you and miss you so much,” she wrote. “You were the best father anyone could ask for. Our relationship was so special, and you were always there for me. You gave me courage when I didn’t have any. You believed in me when I didn’t. I miss your love everyday. Recording this song with you was a special and amazing experience I wish I could repeat 100 times over and I know you would too. Happy Father’s Day daddy, nothing compares to you.”
Toni‘s mother, Vicky Cornell, retweeted her daughter’s tribute and wrote in an accompanying message: “I’m so proud of my baby girl for having the courage to share this. July 19, last year she found it in her daddy’s studio files-they recorded it a few months before he died. You never know what life brings and how we live each day is what’s most important #FathersDay #chriscornell”
Last August, Toni Cornell joined the band ONEREPUBLIC onstage ABC‘s “Good Morning America” to perform the Leonard Cohen song “Hallelujah”. The performance was a celebration the lives of Chris Cornell and late LINKIN PARK frontman Chester Bennington, both of whom died within months of each other.
Chris Cornell was found hanged in his room at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel in May 2017, following a SOUNDGARDEN show at the city’s Fox Theatre. His body was found soon after he had spoken with a “slurred” voice to Vicky Cornell by phone. The death was ruled a suicide.
But his family has questioned the medical examiner’s ruling, saying that he had a prescription for Ativan and that a higher than recommended dosage may have caused him to experience suicidal thoughts.
I’m so proud of my baby girl for having the courage to share this. July 19, last year she found it in her daddy’s studio files-they recorded it a few months before he died. You never know what life brings and how we live each day is what’s most important #FathersDay #chriscornell https://t.co/UcauXjLvgb
— Vicky Cornell (@vickycornell) June 17, 2018