Chris Cornell's Wife Pens Open Letter: "I Will Fight For You"

25 May 2017, 10:00 | Updated: 1 June 2017, 11:05

Chris Cornell and Wife Vicky Cornell

The Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman tragically took his own life on 17 May.

Chris Cornell's wife, Vicky, has written a heartfelt letter to her "soulmate" following the tragic news of his death on Wednesday 17 May.

Last week, the grunge icon - who founded Soundgarden and Audioslave - was found dead in his hotel room, aged just 52.

While it has been reported that he took his own life by hanging, Cornell's family have since claimed that prescription drugs may have contributed to his suicide. 

Now, Vicky Cornell has penned an open letter to the singer, which reads: " I’m sorry you were alone, and I know that was not you, my sweet Christopher. Your children know that too, so you can rest in peace."

Read her full letter, courtesy of Billboard, below:

"To My Sweet Christopher,

"You were the best father, husband and son-in-law. Your patience, empathy and love always showed through.

"You had always said I saved you, that you wouldn’t be alive if it were not for me. My heart gleamed to see you happy, living and motivated. Excited for life. Doing everything you could to give back. We had the time of our lives in the last decade and I’m sorry, my sweet love, that I did not see what happened to you that night. I’m sorry you were alone, and I know that was not you, my sweet Christopher. Your children know that too, so you can rest in peace.

"I’m broken, but I will stand up for you and I will take care of our beautiful babies. I will think of you every minute of every day and I will fight for you. You were right when you said we are soulmates. It has been said that paths that have crossed will cross again, and I know that you will come find me, and I will be here waiting.

"I love you more than anyone has ever loved anyone in the history of loving and more than anyone ever will.

"Always and forever,
"Your Vicky"