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Get to Know Vicky Karayiannis - Late Chris Cornell's Wife

Published Sun Feb 14 2021 By Aashika
Get to Know Vicky Karayiannis - Late Chris Cornell's Wife

Vicky Karayiannis came into the limelight after getting married to Chris Cornell. Her late husband was a singer and songwriter who has contributed a lot to the music industry. 

On 13th August 1987, she was born in the United States to parents Toni Karayiannis whereas her father's name is under the curtain. She spent her childhood with her only brother. 

Let's look at some information about Karayiannis that you want to know. 

Approximate Net Worth

Vicky Karayiannis has a net worth of $40 million. Most of it was left to her by her beloved late husband Cornell.

Chris Cornell accumulated his wages from the music industry. He is known as the lead vocalist and guitarist of bands 'Soundgarden' and 'Audioslave'. 

While Mrs. Cornell is a philanthropist and is working for 'Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation'. In 2012, it was established which helps to raise awareness and support for children who are homeless, abuse, and in poverty. 

Married Life With Late Singer

In 2004, Karayiannis and Chris Cornell walked down into the aisle. The couple met for the first time in France when Cornell was touring Europe with 'Audioslave' band in 2003. 

After some time, they started dating and in the same year, the singer proposed to her an expensive diamond ring. It was designed by Harry Winson, the top American jeweler. 

The pair were happy in their married life but they could not stay together until Chris left this world. 

Vicky Karayiannis and her late spouse, Chris Cornell.
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Death of Chris Cornell

On 18th May 2017, everyone became shocked when the 'Soundgarden' band member death news spread all over the world. He committed suicide by hanging himself in a Detroit hotel room right after performing at a Soundgarden concert.

But, Vicky blamed the doctor, saying his Managing director never should have prescribed a drug to relieve pain. Before it, he was suffering from a shoulder injury for which he was taking a benzodiazepine for relief. Slowly, Mr. Cornell began addicted to different drugs which led to taking him the step of suicide in overdose.  

Two Children

She is the mother of two children, a daughter, and a son. On 18th September 2004, Karayiannis gave birth to  Toni Cornell, and, her son, Christopher Nicholas Cornell, was born in 2005. The two children are raising by their mother. 

Vicky is also the stepmother to Lillian Jean Cornell who is from the first marriage of her husband. 

Attending Grammy Award with two children Toni Cornell and Christopher Nicholas Cornell. 
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Family Business

Vicky Karayiannis' family runs a business that is a restaurant and had musical affiliations. Whereas her brother, Nicholas Karayiannis works as a DJ in New York. 

Lavish Lifestyle

Cornell's wife has been enjoying a luxurious lifestyle with her two children. She lives in Beverly Hills which market price is $5.4 million. 

As we know, the legendary singer is fond of cars and has collected expensive cars which cost a minimum figure of five digits.  

Lavish House in Beverly Hills.
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Avoid Media For a Long Period

Karayiannis was out of the media after her husband died and prefers to live a private lifestyle. In 2019, Vicky attended the Grammys event to honor the late Cornell with their two children.

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