Chris Cornell's wife Vicky pens letter to late husband: 'I will fight for you'


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.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 12: Musician Chris Cornell and Vicky Karayiannis arrive to the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Promise' at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 12, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Musician Chris Cornell and Vicky Karayiannis arrive at An Evening With Jimmy Page and Chris Cornell in Conversation at Ace Hotel on November 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Chris Cornell and Vicky Karayiannis attend the 'Into the Woods' premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. ?? LAN (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)
KEY BISCAYNE, FL - MARCH 20: Vicky Karayiannis and Chris Cornell are seen at Sony Open Tennis at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 20, 2014 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Uri Schanker/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12: Chris Cornell (C) with daughter Toni and wife Vicky Karayiannis attend the American Ballet Theatre 2014 Opening Night Spring Gala>> at The Metropolitan Opera House on May 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Chris Cornell (L) and Vicky Karayiannis attend Grey Goose Vodka and Vanity Fair present in part the world premiere of Columbia Pictures And Annapurna Pictures 'American Hustle' at Ziegfeld Theater on December 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Grey Goose)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 28: Singer Chris Cornell and his wife Vicky Karayiannis and their children arrive to the special screening of 'Tinker Bell And The Great Fairy Rescue' held at La Cienega Park on August 28, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
Singer Chris Cornell and wife Vicky Karayiannis arrives at the Verizon Wireless and People party held at Avalon Hollywood on February 8, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 11: Musician Chris Cornell and wife Vicky Cornell attend the 3rd Annual MusiCares MAP fund benefit at the Music Box in the Henry Fonda Theater on May 11, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chad Buchanan/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 11: (L-R) Christopher Cornell, Chris Cornell, Toni Karayiannis and Vicky Cornell attend Hollywood and Fashion Support the 5th Annual John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit at Beverly Hills on March 11, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Andreas Branch/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
STUDIO CITY, CA - JUNE 09: Musician/presenter Chris Cornell and Vicky Karayiannis pose in the pressroom during of Spike TV's First Annual 'Guys Choice' taped at Radford Studios on June 9, 2007 in Studio City, California. Spike TV?s ?Guys Choice? premieres June 13, 2007 at 10:00pm ET/PT. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Chris Cornell and wife Vicky Karayiannis (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
LONDON - NOVEMBER 14: Singer Chris Cornell and wife Vicky attend the Casino Royale After Party held in Berkley Square on November 14, 2006, in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Chris Cornell and Vicky Cornell during World Music Awards 2006 - Inside Arrivals at Earls Court in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 30: Chris Cornell and Vicky Karayiannis attend Janet Jackson '20 Y.O.' Album Release Party at TAO Las Vegas at The Venetian on September 30, 2006 in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Chance Yeh/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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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

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UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: Photo of Chris CORNELL and SOUNDGARDEN; Chris Cornell (Photo by Stuart Mostyn/Redferns)
NEW YORK - 19th JANUARY: Guitarist Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs live on stage at the Ritz in New York City on January 19,1990. Cans of Budweiser beer are visible on the drum riser behind. (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns)
UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: Photo of Chris CORNELL and SOUNDGARDEN; Chris Cornell (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 1: (L-R) Musicians Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd of Soundgarden attend 37th Annual Grammy Awards on March 1, 1995 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Chris Cornell and Ben Shepherd of Soundgarden during RIP! Magazine Party in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Reading Festival, Britain - 1995, Chris Cornell Of Sound Garden (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
Chris Cornell of Soundgarden (Photo by Patti Ouderkirk/WireImage)
Kim Thayil, Chris Cornell and Ben Shepherd of Soundgarden with guest (2nd R) at MTV Rock the Vote '95 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Chris Cornell of Audioslave during KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Concert at Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, CA, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Chris Cornell (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
American rock band Audioslave performs on stage, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 11, 2003. Pictured is singer Chris Cornell. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)
AUSTRALIA - APRIL 26: Photo of AUDIOSLAVE; Chris Cornell / Audioslave, Melbourne Park, Melbourne Australia (Photo by Martin Philbey/Redferns)
Audioslave (Chris Cornell on vocals and Tom Morello on guitar) (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/FilmMagic)
IRVINE, CA - AUGUST 16: Lead singer of Audioslave Chris Cornell performs on the main stage during the show at Lollapalooza at the Verizon Amphitheatre in Irvine, California August 16, 2003. Lollapalooza is a multi act festival that is touring the country. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
Chris Cornell and Tom Morello of Audioslave during Audioslave in Concert at Roseland in New York City - April 30, 2005 at Roseland in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Chris Cornell and Tom Morello of Audioslave during Audioslave in Concert at Roseland in New York City - April 30, 2005 at Roseland in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Chris Cornell of Audioslave during Audioslave in Concert at Roseland in New York City - April 30, 2005 at Roseland in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Chris Cornell of Audioslave and his daughter Toni during Audioslave in Concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City - October 29, 2005 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Chris Cornell of Audioslave during Audioslave in Concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City - October 29, 2005 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Chris Cornell of Audioslave during Audioslave in Concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City - October 29, 2005 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Chris Cornell during The John Varvatos 4th Annual Stuart House Charity Benefit - Inside at John Varvatos Boutique in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage for John Varvatos)
Chris Cornell during The John Varvatos 4th Annual Stuart House Charity Benefit - Inside at John Varvatos Boutique in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage for John Varvatos)
Chris Cornell and daughter during 5th Annual John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit Presented by Converse at John Varvatos Boutique in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by J.Sciulli/WireImage for John Varvatos)
Chris Cornell and Vicky Cornell (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage for John Varvatos)
World Music Awards, Earls Court, London, Britain - 15 Nov 2006, Chris Cornell And Wife Vicky Karayiannis (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 24: HYDE PARK Photo of Chris CORNELL, performing live onstage (Photo by Neil Lupin/Redferns)
STUDIO CITY, CA - JUNE 09: Musician Chris Cornell and wife Vicky Karayiannis arrives to the taping of Spike TV's First Annual 'Guys Choice' at Radford Studios on June 9, 2007 in Studio City, California. Spike TV?s ?Guys Choice? premieres June 13, 2007 at 10:00pm ET/PT. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 3439 -- Pictured: Musical guest Chris Cornell performs on September 19, 2007 (Photo by Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 3439 -- Pictured: (l-r) Musical guest Chris Cornell, host Jay Leno, actress Ali Larter and actor/comedian Dane Cook on September 19, 2007 (Photo by Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Singer Chris Cornell performs in concert at the Pacific Amphitheatre at the Orange County Fair on August 5, 2007 in Costa Mesa, California. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 07: Musician Chris Cornell arrives with daughter Toni at the Kennedy Center for the Kennedy Center Honors on December 7, 2008 in Washington, DC. In its 31st year, the Kennedy Center Honors recognizes honorees for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
Chris Cornell performs live in concert during the Projekt Revolution Tour at the Verizon Wireless Music Center on August 17, 2008 in Noblesville,Indiana (Photo by Joey Foley/FilmMagic)
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 07: Musician Chris Cornell arrives at the Kennedy Center for the Kennedy Center Honors on December 7, 2008 in Washington, DC. In its 31st year, the Kennedy Center Honors recognizes honorees for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 03: Musician Chris Cornell performs onstage at The Wiltern on May 3, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LANDGRAAF, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30: Chris Cornell performs live on day one of the 40th Pinkpop Festival at Megaland on May 30, 2009 in Landgraaf, Netherlands. (Photo by Mark Venema/Getty Images)
LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY -- Episode 992 -- Airdate 03/25/2009 -- Pictured: Musical guest Chris Cornell performs on March 25, 2009 -- Photo by: Stacie McChesney/NBCU Photo Bank
CHICAGO - AUGUST 08: Musician/vocalist Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs in concert during the 2010 Lollapalooza festival in Grant Park on August 8, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 11: Musician/actor Chris Cornell and wife Vicky Karayiannis arrive at the premiere of 'Machine Gun Preacher' at Roy Thomson Hall during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 11: Director Marc Forster (L) and musician Chris Cornell arrive at the 'Machine Gun Preacher' premiere during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 11, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 22: Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs at the Forum on July 22, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Musician Chris Cornell and guest attend the 'Machine Gun Preacher' premiere at The Museum of Modern Art on September 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
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