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Widow Celebrates Chris Cornell’s Birthday by Posting Previously Unheard Song Version

Monday would have been Chris Cornell’s 56th birthday — and his widow commemorated the occasion by posting a never-before-heard song featuring the former Soundgarden-Audioslave singer.

The song, a cover of the 1989 Guns N’ Roses track “Patience,” turned up on Facebook Monday as part of a tribute to Cornell, who took his own life in May 2017.

“His birthday seemed the perfect time to share this and celebrate Chris, his voice, music, stories and art,” Vicky Cornell wrote in the post. “It is true a man is not dead while his name is still spoken … and, through his art, an artist’s soul still burns just as bright as ever upon all those that look up to him and his memory. Releasing music that was special to Chris keeps a part of him here with us — his heart and his soul. His love and his legacy.”

Vicky Cornell also remembered the late rocker on Instagram, writing, “The memory of your smile still makes my heart, broken as it is, beat as fast as the first time we met. We love you, Chris. Happy Birthday.”

Danielle Tufano

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