Chris Cornell's widow Vicky Cornell discussed people reading into "lyrics and darkness" to explain her husband's death, telling Seattle Times:
"If that soothes you and gives you some comfort in your grief, that's fine.
"His lyrics and his music were for you to interpret as it suited you.
"And in his death you can make it and take what you want, if it helps you in your grief and understanding."
Vicky added that for here, Chris was always "a different man" from the rockstar the public knew, "one who didn't wrestle with demons and ever question his desire to live."
"Two months still feels like yesterday. It is still very recent and I'm sure this will be a process to years, to come to terms with what happened. If that’s ever actually possible.
"He loved us so much that it's difficult to imagine life without such love. So we are holding on so tight to what we have."