Chris Cornell’s daughter releases special song to pay tribute to her father

Chris Cornell’s daughter releases special song to pay tribute to her father

In honour of Father’s Day, Chris Cornell’s daughter released a moving duet of her and Chris singing Prince's ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’. 

Chris Cornell dead at 52
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It’s been a year since the passing of Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell. Chris died by suicide on 18 May 2017 at age 52. 

In celebration of Father’s Day, his daughter Toni paid an emotional tribute to him by posting a duet recorded by the pair on Chris' Instagram page. 

“Daddy, I love you and miss you so much. You were the best father anyone could ask for. Our relationship was so special, and you were always there for me,” Toni wrote in the video description. 

“You gave me courage when I didn’t have any. You believed in me when I didn’t. I miss your love every day,” the 13-year-old wrote.   

“Recording this song with you was a special and amazing experience I wish I could repeat 100 times over and I know you would too,” she said in the caption. 

She then went on to wish her late father a Happy Father’s Day. “Happy Father’s Day daddy, nothing compares to you."

Listen to the amazing duet below. It will move you to tears. 

Last year, the 13-year-old wrote a moving letter to her father for Father's Day. 

Let me start by saying how much I love you and how much you mean to me. You are my idol, someone I’ve always looked up to. You were always there for me. You pushed me forward every day, and you still do. Whenever I cry or feel like there’s no way I can go on, I hear your voice, “Don’t sit worrying peanut. Worry is a waste of time, I’m ok.” I always took what you said to heart. Probably because everything you said was so smart. Every time you came home from tour you spent all your hours with us. No matter how tired you were, how many time zones you traveled, you were there for us.

Whenever I was sick you would take care of me. You would cuddle with me, hug me, kiss me. You didn’t care about getting sick. You would stay up all night to make sure my fever went down. And if it didn’t, you would wake me up and give me my medicine. I would open my eyes, see you, and feel better. 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.

I love you and miss you so, Daddy. You deserve your own day to be celebrated because you are the best dad anyone could ever have. Happy Father’s Day!

Read the entire letter below:

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