It makes me sad to think about how many times this man SHOULD have been honored at the Grammys. While I am sure the Grammys mostly did this because of his death, at least we got to hear a tribute to Chris Cornell at Sunday's Grammy Awards. After winning the award for Best Rock Performance, Cornell's children went up to accept the Grammy for his performance of "When Bad Does Good."
Cornell's daughter Toni and son Christopher accepted the award on their late-dad's behalf at the untelevised portion of the Grammy's ceremony.
"I never thought we would be standing here without my dad," said Christopher. "I'm sure he would be proud and honored. He was a rock icon, the Godfather of grunge and a creator of a movement. While he touched the hearts of millions, the most important thing he is known for, for us, is for being the greatest father and our hero."
Toni added: "His voice was his vision and his music was his peace ... thank you to our mom — his love, his muse and his savior who continues to carry out our father's legacy ... this is for you, daddy."
Welp, gonna cry a little bit. Check out their acceptance speech below.