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Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson may not agree on a whole lot these days, but one thing they can agree on is that they loved their “brother from their Seattle music family,” late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell. Cornell, 52, endeared himself to the Wilson sisters when he was chosen to induct Heart into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013, delivering a speech that left Ann and Nancy in tears and the audience applauding furiously as he outlined the impact the sisters left on the rock world, overcoming all odds to become one of rock and roll’s most fiercely respected acts.
Though the sisters issued two separate statements that reflected their personal feelings on Cornell’s passing, they presented a united front as they mourned his passing both privately and via social media:
“It’s important now to keep thoughts of Chris positive. He is on his way. We loved him well, now wish him well on his journey. He was and is a beautiful soul.”
“No one is ever prepared to hear about a death in the family. And today Chris Cornell my brother from my Seattle music family is gone. I thought his voice would forever grace the world of music. Devastating.”
Heartbreaking stuff, and we can only imagine how profoundly devastated Ann and Nancy are at the loss of their friend. Our hearts are with them as well as everyone else who ever loved Chris or called him friend as they begin to navigate life without him.