Months after the death of American singer and songwriter, Chris Cornell, brother Peter Cornell has posted a heartfelt letter on social media, addressing his brother's death and its aftermath on their lives.
The lead vocalist of American bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, Chris Cornell, committed suicide on May 18, 2017, after years of depression and problems with substance abuse.
On Facebook, Peter addressed his letter to his "Friends", thanking them for their "kindness, empathy, love and support." His post states, "I truly couldn't believe the way you picked up and carried the message of doing push-ups for suicide prevention. Please don't stop. What a devastating way to have my eyes opened to how many lives around me, and all of us, have been touched by such tragedy."
Talking further about Chris, Peter says, "I cannot deny the pain of this loss. In some ways I cling to it. Refusing to let go because I want to keep my little Brother close, even if all that's left are memories. At least we are rich with memories. I replay them all too often, starting with our childhood and reliving the glory that was Seattle in the 90's."
Ending the letter on an emotional note, Peter says, "Much love to ALL of you!!! Hold your families close. May peace find all of us. Goodnight Chester. Goodnight Brother."
The Facebook post turns out to be much more than a personal message, making it a voice for suicide awareness and prevention.
Millions of fans were devastated when Chris's body was recovered from a Detroit hotel room in May. Instead of being disheartened by the news, fans should treat it as a lesson to look closer at people around them who are suffering from mental disorders and helping them in their fights.