Soundgarden has shared a tribute to Chris Cornell to mark the fifth anniversary of his death.
“Five years we have missed you,” the grunge rockers write in an Instagram post. “You have love. You have peace. You have eternity.”
The band adds, “Love and peace for all of Soundgarden’s brothers and sisters.”
Cornell’s widow, Vicky, also shared a statement, which reads in part, “[Five] years ago today, would be the worst day of our lives.
“It would be the last time Chris would hug & kiss us, the last time he’d walk out our front door. The last time he’d wave goodbye to use from the car. The last time we’d ever seem him.”
Vicky also thanks her husband’s fans, writing, “Please know he loved you as much as you love him.”
“He was so grateful to be able to make music, perform all over the world, have his music & lyrics touch your heart & impact your lives. He loved receiving love from all of you.”
Others who’ve paid tribute include Soundgarden and Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron, Cornell’s Audioslave band mate Tom Morello, and The Pretty Reckless‘ Taylor Momsen.
Cornell died in the early morning hours of May 18, 2017, after playing a Detroit show with Soundgarden the night before. He was 52.
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