Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance are the five stages of grief. People drift into a dark place after losing a loved one along with moods changing faster than strobe lights at a Meshuggah show. Chris Cornell’s widow, Vicky has found strength during this time by outpouring love and tributes from fans across the world.
In a brand new post on Cornell’s social media, Vicky expressed her gratitude to fans, asking them to submit their messages to her late husband to be viewed on his website. Heartfelt posts from family and friends are currently available on the site, including Vicky’s and his daughters Lily and Toni. Fans who are interested in sharing their own tributes, memories, and photos will have to enter through the site’s submission form.
“You have given us hope and strength to endure the pain of these very dark days,” Vicky Cornell continued in her Twitter post. “I want to thank all of you and I hope you will leave your tributes, personal stories and messages for our family, to be shared on Chris’ site for everyone to read.”
“Since my husband’s tragic passing, fans from all over the world have come together to share their feelings about what Chris and his music meant to them, leaving thousands of messages of love while visiting him at Hollywood Forever and online.
You have opened your hearts to me and our children and we are so grateful to you for your sympathy, love and support in bringing us solace and helping us heal. You have given us the hope and strength to endure the pain of these very dark days. I want to thank all of you and I hope you will leave your tributes, personal stories and messages for our family, to be shared on Chris’s site for everyone to read.
— Chris Cornell (@chriscornell) August 23, 2017
— Vicky Cornell (@vickycornell) August 22, 2017
— Vicky Cornell (@vickycornell) August 7, 2017
Meanwhile, Chester Bennington’s ex-wife, Samantha seems to be at the anger stage of grief. According to her, the frontman’s family and personal life were left out of his memorial service. Additionally, she allegedly suggested his widow, Talinda, was “capitalizing” on his death.
Her lengthy explosive post can be read below:
“I have been a lady, I have kept my mouth shut. I hold my head up high but as my head starts to lower I’m not in my own truth.
Today I speak & I’m not looking for conflict but I will not sit on my hands any longer.
Today Dra is staying home with me. Yesterday was too soon. We have many thoughts & emotions on how everything & everything by all of his “wrecking crew” involved is handling this.
We want to speak with the suicide foundation. We want to help others.
My son & I have not had an opportunity to speak not even at his funeral ( that only represented his life that he was married to his new wife) no photos but one of him anywhere, it was more like checking into KROQ’s Weinie Roast Festival. Dra was never treated equally by T & never wanted to go there because of that. Now because he doesn’t want to go into the home where his father’s suicide took place, the rumors of me keeping my son from his siblings couldn’t be further from the truth! How was that dinner we all met at??? Oh thanks for not honoring the one wish my son had by sharing his prayer with his siblings & throwing the rose quarts into the ocean with him. Thank you for not giving me or my 31 guests any knowledge of we’re the “after bowling celebration was” oh & your phone calls hours later wondering were we were lmfao still never mentioned where to go, name of place or address, it was a disgusting delusional display on all people who spoke at the funeral & their characters. Never mentioning a man who grew up from a little boy and loved many things, becoming a rock star was just one thing! We’re were photos of him,? why did the program look like a cheap happy hour menu?! I’m so disgusted on so many levels! Their were many friends & family that should have been there but when you turn a funeral into reducing someone’s life into only 12 years that’s what you get!
His parents both were not there, & were not mentioned in the program, his siblings were not mentioned, the mother of his children were not mentioned, even his own children were not listed on the program! There should have been photos of all of us together with our kids & separate. I’m so glad I have all the paper work to back up every judgement etc. especially the judgements that chester did protecting Dra so that our son went there when his dad was home only! Yes, in the end we are completely grateful to that judge.
My ex told me & shared a lot with Dra & I. I won’t lie to my son for you or anyone. His dad told us both to our face everything when we were out to dinner, at our new home, etc. I’m sure he may of told us all what we would want to hear to get us all off his back. It doesn’t matter if I’m ex wife or new wife or ex girlfriend. He choose to be with all of us, have children, & this isn’t a blaming game. He is ultimately responsible.
You all forget the sacrifice my husband & I made financially & keeping peoples positions in place when we we were young and participate making LP even happen. Shame on you!! The truth on every level will come out.
We haven’t had the opportunity to honor his dad properly for his life time, & the lack of respect & honesty is just disgusting! We do not have a place to go or even any of his ashes!!!
You want my son to have some of his things, then give him something you feel is meaningful, do not force him to go into that house he is 15 and even from a year from now I don’t think things will change. All our doctors, friends, & family are supporting my son & his choice, this is Draven my son not yours. He would rather not have a jacket from his dad then have you force him to go into that home. Thank you for returning the crystal draven gave him on his birthday this April from Buddha Matrea.
Yes, Bali, Healing’s, meditation, therapist, yoga & fitness instructors!! We are filling up ourselves with healthiest ways possible. We need all of this especially now.
We know why your the way you are & say the things you say. Your afraid the truth will come out. I’m not speaking to just one person.
I hope you like capitalizing on his death .. karma is real. I send you back all your energy to you a thousand time folds! Look in the mirror, I hope you like what you see. Business is business but I see Zero Love..
Therapy even on weekends,,, whatever it takes.
The frustration is really on so many levels!
We know who are friends & family are so if your offended ., good then you read this & it applies!”
Meanwhile, Talinda shares how proud she was of her late husband:
Yes, that was my husband https://t.co/x9JEZCR9fl
— Talinda Bennington (@TalindaB) August 22, 2017
He loved performing with every one of you. https://t.co/URrfwrE9Kv
— Talinda Bennington (@TalindaB) August 23, 2017
LA fans: The Warner Bros memorial for Chester is still up! Go contribute new items to it and visit. pic.twitter.com/CR6LD9EP29
— Linkin Park Live (@LPLive) August 16, 2017
— mery lightman (@_sharp_edges_) August 16, 2017
— Tema (@web_st) August 22, 2017