MALIBU, CA - JANUARY 14: Alex & Ani host ROCK4EB! with Sting and Chris Cornell at EBMRF Benefit on January 14, 2017 in Malibu, California.

Chris Cornell contributed the song “The Promise” to the 2016 film of the same name, which told the history of the Armenian Genocide.  In honor of World Refugee Day, an official video for the song has been released featuring the late Cornell.

In a statement on the video and song, Producer of The Promise Eric Esrailian said, “Although it is bittersweet because Chris filmed his performance in Brooklyn, NY shortly before his passing, he wanted his video to be released on World Refugee Day, and he was passionate about helping people through this project. True to Chris’s charitable spirit, he made a commitment to donate all of his proceeds from The Promise to support refugees and children, and to further the conversation about the refugee crisis the world continues to endure.”

If that video weren’t enough to tug at your heartstrings, Cornell’s wife, Vicky, and their children Toni and Lily, each wrote Father’s Day tributes that are just now starting to make the rounds.  They’re embedded below, and we highly advise you have your tissues nearby.

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Chris Cornell

Papa, A couple summers ago we were biking around Central Park and you told me that there aren't many truly good people in the world, but that I was one of the few. You always had such firm...


Chris Cornell

Daddy, Let me start by saying how much I love you and how much you mean to me. You are my idol, someone I've always looked up to. You were always there for me. You pushed me forward every day, and...

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