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Former Foo Fighters rocker hit with hate mail for Chris Cornell Facebook post

Former Foo Fighters guitarist Franz Stahl has deleted a Facebook post in which he blasted Chris Cornell for taking his life after receiving hate mail from the late rocker’s fans.
Stahl admits he acted too hastily when he criticised the Soundgarden singer for committing suicide last week (ends19May17), calling Cornell “selfish”.
According to The Pulse Of Radio, his now-deleted Facebook post read: “I find it very sad as a father to see all these sad eulogies for your fallen kept rockstars (sic) where the real sadness is what so selfishly was left behind… his children. They are forever now without a father… a pillar of love… safety… strength… guidance.
“They just wanted to see your face when you got home… to hear your voice… to feel your hugs… to borrow the f**king car… Thanks Dad…”
Stahl has since released a statement to Alternative Nation, noting his reasons for deleting the ill-advised post and revealing he had been “inundated with hate and harm”, adding, “it cuts deep”.
Stahl writes: “I’m no stranger to what some of us deal with in life… a fatherless upbringing… suicide in my family and my own depression… With that said… Upon reading the news, I was initially overwhelmed with sadness, then it became anger however unwarranted. In that moment, I just blurted it out… said things and posted it.”
“It was, however, insensitive and wrong on many levels and since deleted. People close to me know I’m not that person…”
Stahl was a member of the Foo Fighters from 1997 to 1999. He was replaced in the band by Chris Shiflett.

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