"The words of my brother still resonate in my head causing me the same pain as they did a year ago. "Hello, have you heard on TV? Your friend Chris Cornell died!"
Before realizing it was true, I insisted a thousand times that it was just fake news.
It was a year ago yesterday, and the word death continues to seem so foreign to that gentle and kind man.
Christopher was a myth for many, for rock, for his voice, his songs.
For me it was all about the man he was, about the boundless love I saw him express for his family, his wife, his children, his in-laws.
He was my myth, far from the spotlight, from fame, he was the kind and humble man that only a true rock star can be.
I met him in Paris 15 years ago and I had the pleasure of designing his house. He and his family were happy in that space and so I stayed with them for many years. His marriage to Vicky was beautiful, I cannot forget it.
I also followed them to Los Angeles, Rome and New York, where I saw Chris for the last time. His hugs and his smile were sincere and engaging and his good education informed his every gesture.
Today I hope my thoughts can reach him and transmit the same warmth that he gave to me. I hope my affection can reach his family, little Christopher, little Toni, Vicky.
I love you."
- Maurizio Capobianco
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