Mark Carpenter – Chris Cornell

Dear Chris, I want to thank you for all the years of your life you gave of your voice,your songwriting and your music. You are a hero to me. A voice like no other. The inspiration you have given me for my music in writing lyrics along with the music you created will be carried in my heart forever. I believe in God and know you are at peace. You left this world on my 61st birthday. Yes, I can say what a shitty birthday but it was an awakening for me. Even though I have never met you, we shared something deeply in common. The disease of addiction. My wife had been trying for 2 years to get me off the Ativan. I was a hardcore alcoholic & drug addict for over 40 years of my life. In 2008 I turned it all over but had these lingerings I needed to shake. Well, they’ve been shook. I am sorry you left so quickly. I believe it was a horrible accident, as I have a similar exercise band. Nonetheless, it doesn’t make it easier.Your wife and 3 children, family, band brothers and friends will always be held in all our prayers of healing and the eternal comfort of God’s love.

Godspeed Brother, Mark C.










Chris Cornell