Vicky Karayiannis is a Paris-based American publicist who became famous following her marriage to the multi-talented and award-winning American musician named Chris Cornell. While Chris garnered much fame through his musical prowess, Vicky, on the other hand, has always stayed away from the media and all it stands for. Everything about Vicky has always been kept under the radar despite being married to a prominent musician.
Interestingly, since 2017, Vicky has been making headlines following the death of her husband Chris. The duo was married for over twelve years before the news of his sudden demise surfaced on the media. Read on, as we talk about his wife Vick and the people he left behind.
Who is Vicky Karayiannis – Chris Cornell’s Wife
Vicky Karayiannis was born and raised in the United States; she was born on August 13, 1987. Being a very private person, Vicky hasn’t disclosed many details about her early life and family background. It’s an already known fact that the charming lady has lived in the United States for a very long time. Vicky is of mixed ethnic origin and a US citizen.
As per her career, she is a publicist and has been working for a notable company in Paris. However, she has kept the details of her career under the shades. Also, it was while she was working in Paris that Vicky was able to meet her future husband Chris. She came into the limelight following her marriage to the music star. In addition, Vicky is also a co-founder of a charity organization called Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation.
Family Details: Husband and Children
Vicky Karayiannis was married to an American singer named Chris Cornell. Chris is well-known for his numerous stints with the popular rock bands including Audioslave, Soundgarden, and Temple of the Dog for which he is a founding member. Throughout his musical career, Chris released a total of five solo albums including Carry On, Euphoria Morning, Songbook, Higher Truth, and Scream, as well as, many other albums along with his other rock groups. He also received several award nominations for his excellent works. In addition, Chris was regarded as one of the Best Lead Singers of All Time. He was equally listed among the top leading vocalists in a rock band group.
The pair began their relationship in the early 2000s after meeting in Paris. In 2004, the couple got hitched in a small wedding attended by close pals and family members in Paris. Shortly, after their wedding, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter who they named Toni in September of the same year. The following year, their son named Christopher Nicholas was born in December 2005.
The couple remained married for over fourteen years; they founded a charity organization called Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation in 2012. Meanwhile, her husband Chris was previously married to his former manager named Susan Silver and the couple had a daughter named Lillian Jean in June 2000. Their divorce was completed shortly before he married Vicky in 2004.
Death of Her Husband Chris Cornell
Vicky and her husband were living happily ever after until May 2017 when the news of her husband’s death flooded the media. At the time, Chris was away in Detroit where he went for a show with the band group called Soundgarden. The singer had finished performing at the Fox Theatre on the 17th. Later that night, his body was found lying unconscious in his hotel room and all efforts to revive him proved abortive.
His wife, Vicky confirmed she had spoken to him a few minutes before his death and she felt everything was just fine. After a series of investigations, Chris was said to have committed suicide in his hotel room. He died at the early hours of 18th May 2017, leaving behind his wife Vicky and their two children.
Her Height and Body Measurements
Vicky Karayiannis is a very gorgeous and good looking lady. In addition, she is of average height, standing at 5 feet 5 inches which is the average height for American women. She has a slim bodybuild and wonderful physique; nevertheless, her body measurements are currently not available. Vicky has a long-tailed black hair as well as brown eyes.