Daughter of Late Soundgarden Singer Chris Cornell Releases 1st Original Song
Toni Cornell was just 12 when her father took his own life in 2017.
Toni Cornell, the 15-year-old daughter of late Soundgarden and Audioslave artist Chris Cornell, released her first original song this week.
The teen wrote "Far Away Places" when she was just 12, and the song was produced and recorded at her dad's home studio in Miami.
She and her father often collaborated before his 2017 death by suicide. Her stage debut occurred in 2015 when she sang Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" with her father at New York City's Beacon Theater.
Toni Cornell sang the song again at a musical tribute to her late father in February, this time accompanied by the reggae legend's son, Ziggy Marley.
Last year on Father's Day, Toni Cornell posted a duet she and her father sang of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U."
"Daddy," she wrote with the post on YouTube, "I love you so much You were the best father anyone could ask for. Our releationship [sic] was so special, and you were always there for me. You gave me courage when I didn't have any. You believed in me when I didn't. I miss your love everyday. 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. Happy Father's Day daddy, nothing compares to you."
Proceeds from the sale of "Far Away Places" will benefit the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
Chris Cornell battled depression for much of his life before taking his own life in a Detroit hotel room while on tour with the recently reformed Soundgarden in 2017. His death by hanging was ruled a suicide by the local coroner.
If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. Or chat online at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
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