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Vicky Cornell Shares Unreleased Clip of Chris Cornell's 'Only These Words' for Daughter's Birthday

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Chris Cornell performs at the Dallas Premiere of the Paramount Pictures film '13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi' at the AT&T Dallas Cowboys Stadium on Jan. 12, 2016.

Chris Cornell's daughter Toni turned 16 on Friday (Sept. 18), and to celebrate, Vicky Cornell shared a touching photo of the late singer smiling and hugging Toni alongside a a previously unreleased clip of the original version of his Higher Truth song "Only These Words."

"Your dad would be so proud of the smart, strong, beautiful, and confident woman you are growing up to be," Vicky wrote in the caption. "You are so very loved, and you give so much love, freely and unconditionally. Your first sentence was “I love you” to your baby brother when you first met him. As your dad so perfectly sang and what it’s always all about - 'Only these three words repeating…I love you...' Continue to do great things, my sweet girl. He is always with you! And to celebrate you with everyone- I’m sharing part of daddy’s original version of “Only These Words” Happy 16th Birthday, Toni!"

In July, Toni showed off her musical gene at the Lolla2020 Virtual Festival by belting out a cover of Pearl Jam's 1991 hit, "Black,"dedicated to her father, who died in May 2017.