Chris Cornell, dies aged 52

18/05/2017
7.52pm

RIP Chris Cornell.

What an absolute shock to hear of the passing of rock legend Chris Cornell this evening. I had the privilege of photographing his show here in Wellington in 2015.

My heart goes out to his family, friends and fans x


19/05/2017
10.03am

After the announcement of Chris Cornell's death yesterday, I was filled with sadness that a legend of rock, an idol, had passed away.

This morning I was presented with the facts that he had hung himself in Detroit after a show with Soundgarden and I watched a video that was captured of their performance earlier that night. Even from the other side of the world it was unreal to see a man with such incredible talents and hear that he ended his life after what looked like a fantastic show.

New Zealand has some of the highest depression and suicide rates in the world and by stating it, I don't mean to glorify it. You need to look after yourself and the people around you, let your guard down for those who care for you, talk to them, let them help. I guarantee you, you're never alone.

I've had my share of depression mixed with anxiety, the dark times, they're are almost impossible to shake.

Appreciate the oxygen that goes into your lungs and the sun that soaks your skin, I implore you to keep your chin up x

Lifeline – 0800 543 354

Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865

Healthline – 0800 611 116

Samaritans – 0800 726 666

Bradley Garner