The world continues to mourn the loss of music icon Chris Cornell and those closest to the singer are paying tribute to the late star.
Following his suicide following a Soundgarden show in Detroit on May 18 at age 52, Cornell’s wife Vicky penned an open letter before laying her husband to rest in Hollywood last week.
And now, his brother, Peter Cornell, has written a touching tribute on Facebook remembering his brother. “It’s been difficult to put words together. My heart is broken,” Peter expresses in the note.
Peter discusses his relationship with the Audioslave and Soundgarden frontman. How close they were, how they were as brothers and how much he loves him. “Sometimes we only needed to just be in the same room and just be present. That was enough,” he writes.
In the note, Peter apologizes to fans of the singers who are missing him. “It really hit me how he belonged in the world,” he says. “Artists, actors, musicians. We rely on these people to lift us up. To inspire us and distract us in times of trouble,” Peter writes.
He ends the note by revealing that he is still in shock over the death and he will never let him go. He thanks Chris’ fans for their kindness and condolences.
“Hold your brothers close,” Peter ends the touching note.
If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help, resources are available. In case of an emergency, please call 911 for immediate help.
The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, Depression Hurts and Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 all offer ways of getting help if you, or someone you know, may be suffering from mental health issues.