Chris Cornell‘s estate has released previously unreleased cover of GUNS N’ ROSES‘ “Patience” on what would have been his 56th birthday.
Statement on Cornell‘s Facebook page reads: “His birthday seemed the perfect time to share this and celebrate Chris, his voice, music, stories and art.
“It is true a man is not dead while his name is still spoken… and, through his art, an artist’s soul still burns just as bright as ever upon all those that look up to him and his memory.
“Releasing music that was special to Chris keeps a part of him here with us — his heart and his soul. His love and his legacy.”
Around 12:15 a.m. on May 18, 2017, Cornell was found hanged by his bodyguard in the bathroom of his hotel room at the MGM Grand in Detroit, Michigan, after performing at a show with SOUNDGARDEN at the Fox Theatre on May 17. The death was ruled a suicide.