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Chris Cornell’s Legacy Honoured by a Group of LA Chefs

Next to music, his family and his children’s charity, Chris Cornell’s biggest passion was food. Before Soundgarden took off, he worked as a sous chef in a Seattle restaurant. Later, he opened Black Calvados, a fine dining restaurant in Paris. This week, Chris’ legacy was honoured by the restaurant industry in LA with the LA Chefs for Human Rights Hero Award.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

The tenacious Vicky Cornell, overwhelmed with emotion, accepted the L.A. Chefs for Human Rights Hero Award on behalf of her late husband, the celebrated singer-songwriter Chris Cornell. Chris Cornell was honored at a fundraising event for Program for Torture Survivors at the award-winning restaurant Cassia for his humanitarian efforts and his original song and music video “The Promise.”

“My husband loved to help people, especially children. He believed it was up to adults to never turn our backs on the most vulnerable and innocent members of our society,” said Vicky on the verge of tears.

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