As musical lovers mourn the loss of Chris Cornell, his wife Vicky has shared her grief with fans in a heartbreaking letter to her late husband, which was posted on Billboard.com.
The Soundgarden front man passed away at the age of 52 on May 17. An official autopsy revealed that his cause of death was ruled suicide by hanging, however his wife questioned the ruling.
"To my sweet Christopher, you were the best father, husband and son-in-law. Your patience, empathy and love always showed through," she wrote in the letter posted on the website.
"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."
"I’m broken, but I will stand up for you and I will take care of our beautiful babies," she continued. "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."
The singer was cremated in Los Angeles on May 23 and will be laid to rest in a private ceremony Hollywood Forever Cemetery on May 26.
The couple were married in 2004 and share two children together, 12-year-old daughter Toni and 11 year-old son Christopher.