Vigil marking anniversary of Chris Cornell’s death announced

Vicky Cornell has invited fans to remember her late husband at a special ceremony in Los Angeles

A vigil to mark the anniversary of Chris Cornell‘s death has been announced.

The Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman died by suicide on May 18, 2017. He was 52 years old.

Vicky Cornell has confirmed plans to remember her late husband with a public vigil in a statement. “It is with great emotion I reach out to all of you as the one year anniversary of my husband’s passing approaches,” she wrote. “Chris was loved, so much, by so many. The children and I are so grateful to you all for being by our sides throughout all of this.”

She continued: “Your love has created a close-knit community, more like a family, to grieve with, to provide support, and to help us heal. We could not have gotten through the last 12 months without you.”

The vigil will take place at Hollywood Forever cemetery on May 18. It will “begin promptly” at 7pm.

Vicky Cornell added: “We want to open this up to you, our extended family, and invite you to join us on this day of prayer and remembrance to pay our respects together. As we know, there are millions of fans and not everyone can physically be there. We would be honoured if you share posts and videos of how Chris’ music has touched you.

“We can feel your love no matter how far. Light a candle, say a prayer, speak his name… Loud Love.”

It was recently reported that two of Soundgarden’s three surviving members are to reunite for the first time since Cornell’s death. Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron are said to be part of a supergroup formed to mark the 50th anniversary of MC5’s ‘Kick Out The Jams’ album, who will perform at Denmark’s Northside Festival on June 8.