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Heart star Nancy Wilson struggling with pal Chris Cornell’s death

Heart star Nancy Wilson is still a little “wobbly” following the death of her friend Chris Cornell, insisting his death is “just so wrong”.
The Soundgarden rocker committed suicide in a Detriot, Michigan hotel room last week (17May17), and Nancy admits she’s still struggling to come to terms with his death.
“He’d always been very tortured and felt things extremely…,” she tells Ultimate Classic Rock. “He was an extreme emotionalist (sic) about everything. So I don’t think there was any middle ground with him. It was either all the way up or all the way down. It’s too bad that finally came back to take him because he had so much to give the world, musically and personally.
“It was really a sad day, and I had a hard time with that. I’m still kind of wobbly… It’s just so wrong… It shouldn’t happen. That stuff shouldn’t ever happen.”
Cornell helped to induct Heart into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013 and gave a stirring speech about his love for Wilson and her sister Ann.
Nancy admits it took her years to realise he was a true fan who struggled when he found himself in the company of his heroes and heroines.
“He was always an oddball, a brilliant, incredibly talented, tortured kind of artist…,” she adds. “I always felt that he was kind of standoffish… We’d be around together a lot of times, and I guess it turned out he was nervous, because he was a big Heart fan! I didn’t realise that he was kind of nervous to be around us.
“When he inducted us into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his incredible speech, the day before that, we were doing some interviews. I was like, ‘Wow, you never told me! I just thought you were just a little too cool!’ But he’s like, ‘No, I was just trying not to gush!’ It was such a cool thing that he ended up doing that, and we ended up being tighter as friends, because he sort of admitted that he was just nervous to be around (us).”

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