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Chris Cornell Wins Posthumous Grammy Award as Family Honors Him on Red Carpet – News Today

 Chris Cornell‘s legacy lives on at the 2019 Grammy Awards.  Cornell, who died by suicide in May 2017, was honored with a posthumous award in the best rock performance category for “When Bad Does Good ” Get push notifications with news, features and more. Follow Following You’ll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications  To celebrate the win, Cornell’s widow Vicky Cornell and daughter Toni, 14, and son Christopher, 13, walked the red carpet together on Sunday night  Toni paid homage to her dad by wearing a shirt with a photo of him on it.  The late rocker was also a father to daughter Lily, 18  His two youngest children accepted the award on their father’s behalf.  Cornell wasn’t the only artist who has been nominated posthumously for an award Mac Miller, who died in September, earned a nod in the best rap album category for his fifth studio album Swimming  Recording Academy President Neil Portnow told PEOPLE prior to announcing the nominees that their voting process makes it possible to honor artists that have recently died since they “are really looking at the music that gets made and released in any given year ”  “Sadly, sometimes we lose some of those artists for one reason or another,” Portnow, 70, said “Sometimes, sadly, that is just going to happen.”  While Cornell’s death was ruled a suicide, his family has stated that they didn’t believe Cornell to be suicidal Vicky said she believes that the side effects of the prescription drug Ativan — which can cause worsening depression and thoughts of self-harm in rare cases — may have impacted Cornell  A month after his death, the rocker’s wife opened up to PEOPLE exclusively about her husband’s addiction and death  “My Chris was happy, loving, caring and warm,” she said. “This was not a depressed man — it wasn’t like I missed that What I missed were the signs of addiction.” Vicky believes that if her husband had not relapsed on drugs that night, he would not have died  “He didn’t want to die,” she said of Cornell, who was prescribed Ativan as a sleep aid but doubled his dose the night of his death “If he was of sound mind, I know he wouldn’t have done this… Addiction is a disease That disease can take over you and has full power.”  The 61st Annual Grammy Awards are broadcasting live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT on CBS.

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