Chris Cornell’s widow is battling with his ex-wife over his estate. His widow, Vicky Cornell, filed a petition to administer Chris’s estate, listing herself and the Cornell Family Trust as sole beneficiaries of the singer’s last will and testament, which was signed in 2004. Vicky believes his estate is worth at least $20 million. However, Cornell’s first wife, Susan Silver, and their 19-year-old daughter, Lillian, filed documents requesting a cut of the estate.

Susan and Lillian claim they are owed child support pursuant to a 2004 divorce settlement. Susan also believes she is owed a percentage of Cornell’s royalties. They want accounting of the estate to determine just how much they are owed. Vicky has objected to both claims and is seeking to dismiss them.

Chris Cornell’s widow and ex-wife fighting over $20 million estate: Report


Editorial credit: Tinseltown /