RIP Chris Cornell (1964-2017)

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I was naturally sad to learn that musician Chris Cornell had died at the age of 52, and it got even worse when it got out that he’d committed suicide. But it wasn’t until late in the afternoon that I realized I knew this musician better than I’d thought.

The whole day it had been wiggling in my brain that I recognized this name, I just didn’t know from where. Then someone referenced James Bond and I remembered: Cornell had written and performed the opening song “You Know My Name” for the 2006 Bond film Casino Royale. It is by far one of my favorite Bond themes, and the song I knew Cornell best for.

I can’t imagine what he was going through that led him to commit suicide, but I hope that wherever he is, he is at peace now. Seriously, if you struggle with depression or suicidal thoughts, please talk to someone, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is always open at 1-800-273-8255

Rest in Peace Chris Cornell, we miss you.

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