A Tragic Loss
Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell died by suicide in Detroit on May 17, 2017, after years of struggling with depression. He left behind a wife, Vicky, and three children.
A New Song From His Daughter
His daughter, Toni, was 12-years-old when Cornell passed. Before he died, Cornell produced a song called "Far Away Places" that was written by Toni. She is now 15, and recorded and released the song, finishing up the project that she began with her legendary father.
The song was released on iTunes today and will be available on other streaming services as well. All proceeds from the single will go to The New York Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
The song was featured in a short film of the same name by family friend Tatiana Shanks and has received attention on the international film circuit.
Vicki Cornell is also releasing an album entitled Chris Cornell later in the year, as well as a four disk box set of his work over the years, including 11 previously unreleased tracks. According to Vicki, the album honors who Cornell was as a "friend, husband and father, the risk taker and innovator, the poet and artist."