There has been an outpouring of support for the Cornell family since news of the shocking death of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell broke out late last week. The singer and songwriter was found dead in his Detroit hotel room in the wee hours of Thursday, May 17, and the medical examiner ruled his death as a suicide. Hours earlier, Chris Cornell's wife Vicky spoke to her husband and in a statement, she shared that Cornell wasn't himself, slurring his words after admitting to taking an extra dose of anxiety medication, Ativan. The death of the 52-year old musician came as a shock, as his band, Soundgarden, was in the middle of a tour that would take them to six more venues after Wednesday night's show on May 16.

Artists pay tribute to the fallen artist, as his wife also pens a short but emotional letter to her late husband.

Vicky Cornell: 'I'm sorry,' 'I’m broken'

A week after Chris Cornell's death, Vicky and the rest of the Cornell family still awaits the toxicology reports to find out if Ativan or any other drugs or substances played a role in the Soundgarden frontman's suicide. Rolling Stone reported that Vicky has released an open letter to her late husband, in which she sang praises of him and asked for his forgiveness that she wasn't there for him that fateful night. She wrote, "You had always said I saved you, that you wouldn't be alive if it were not for me...I'm sorry, my sweet love, that I did not see what happened to you that night. I'm sorry you were alone, and I know that was not you, my sweet Christopher.

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Your children know that too, so you can rest in peace."

Letter includes a promise to 'fight'

Vicky Cornell ends her letter on a hopeful note, writing that despite feeling the devastation of his sudden death, she will continue to "stand up" and "fight" for Cornell and his legacy. A funeral for Cornell is set for Friday at the Hollywood Forever cemetery in Los Angeles. The family is already planning a public memorial, but no details about it have officially been released at the moment.

Artists speak of the late Soundgarden frontman

Artists from different musical landscapes have paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell, honoring him through covers and statements to Billboard. Reggie Watts called Cornell "rare unicorn" with a "Jesus look, some kind of Messianic vibe" paired with a powerful voice and "supreme" kind of creativity. Heart's Ann Wilson described him as "extraordinarily complicated and sensitive...seer," while Dave Navarro," who mused that a number of his friends are dying, said that Cornell was "at the forefront of true musicianship" with his "quiet, reserved way" and his "mystique." Check out Norah Jones' cover of "Black Hole Sun" below.