Published Jun 20, 2017Many have paid tribute to the memory of Chris Cornell since the alt-rock icon's passing last month. Now, the Soundgarden vocalist's daughter Toni has penned a message of her own.
The letter finds Cornell's daughter remembering him as "my idol, someone I've always looked up to," before wishing him a happy Father's Day. One anecdote from the letter includes a memory of discovering Prince:
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.
"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.
Cornell's wife Vicky also had a letter published following the vocalist's passing. Read Toni's full letter below.