Chris Cornell Remembered in Father's Day Letter from Daughter Toni

Chris Cornell Remembered in Father's Day Letter from Daughter Toni
Many 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.