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Read handwritten love letter Chris Cornell wrote to Vicky Cornell

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Vicky Cornell is sharing a personal love letter written to her by her husband, late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell.

The handwritten note, which Vicky posted through the parenting site Fatherly, begins, “I write this with the quivering hand that is guided by the fortunes of a heart lucky enough to know true love.”

“My heart is a beating drum and my voice a clanging bell sounding to the world,” Chris continued. “I love you, be mine in joy lit only by the glow of our shining love!”

Vicky also spoke with Fatherly about how she and her children are continuing to cope with Chris’ 2017 death.

“Chris is constantly kept in the present,” she says. “We speak about him, we play his music, we share memories, we work in his legacy and I include my children in that.”

Last year, the Cornell estate released a covers album titled No One Sings Like You Anymore, which Chris had fully recorded and completed prior to his passing.

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