Chris Cornell’s family share previously unseen home videos to mark daughter Toni’s birthday

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Father and daughter sing songs by Bob Marley, Eminem and others in video posted on social media

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The family of the late Chris Cornell has released a previously unseen home video to mark the 17th birthday of their daughter Toni.

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shared yesterday (September 21) on the official Instagram of the late singer and his widow, Vicky, home videos of the Soundgarden frontman singing with Tony, along with family photos and other cherished moments.

A child Tony overhears his father singing ‘You’re My Sunshine’, who later plays guitar as Tony sings ‘Love the Way You Lie’ in collaboration with Eminem and Rihanna.

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A stage performance between the father-daughter duo saw them perform Bob Marley’s ‘Redemption Song’, while another video featured Prince playing memories for Tony and Cornell’s cover of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’, a Song when he was 12 years old of Tony. year old.

“Happy birthday to our beautiful girl. Dad and I love you so much! We are so proud of the young woman you are becoming,” Vicky read in the caption of the clip.

“I am amazed by your strength, resilience, compassion and dedication. You have the biggest heart – we love you so much my baby Tony.

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In July, Cornell’s daughter Lily discussed mental health with mother and Cornell’s first wife Susan Silver as part of their ‘Open Mind Wide’ series on Instagram, which would have been Cornell’s 57th birthday. The Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman died in May 2017.

“Today is the one-year anniversary of the series, which I launched on my father’s birthday in his honor,” Lily said at the time. “I feel very fortunate to be able to make this series and provide a resource for mental health, a subject close to my heart.”

Similarly, Tony launched a new initiative, Stop the Stigma: Tackling the Stigma of Addiction Through Education, in 2020, which aims to raise awareness about substance abuse by educating children through school programs.

In January, Tony shared a rendition of ‘Hunger Strike’, a song by Cornell’s band Temple of the Dog, on its 30th anniversary. “I love you daddy and I’m so proud of what you made, who you are and what you believe in,” she wrote.

“This song represents all of that for me.”

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