Heart singer Ann Wilson appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Thursday to honour her late friend Chris Cornell, who passed away after a Soundgarden concert in Detroit on Wednesday night.
Wilson — who, like Cornell, hails from Seattle — sang Soundgarden’s iconic “Black Hole Sun”. Backed by Kimmel’s house band, The Cletones, Wilson delivered an emotional cover of the song, adding extra resonance to the chorus, “Nobody sings like you anymore.”
“It’s important now to keep thoughts of Chris positive,” said Wilson in a statement on Cornell’s passing. “He is on his way. We loved him well, now wish him well on his journey. He was and is a beautiful soul.”
Added her sister, Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson: “No one is ever prepared to hear about a death in the family. And today Chris Cornell my brother from my Seattle music family is gone. I thought his voice would forever grace the world of music. Devastating.”
Kimmel’s show also offered another Cornell tribute on the same night, with Linkin Park performing “One More Light” in honour of the Soundgarden frontman. Watch: