Eddie Vedder
Eddie Vedder paid tribute to Chris Cornell during two of his recent concerts. Pictured: Vedder performs at the Global Citizen Festival in Manhattan, New York on Sept. 24, 2016. Reuters/Andrew Kelly

Eddie Vedder recently paid tribute to his good friend and fellow musician, Chris Cornell.

During one of his recent gigs in London, Vedder talked about the passing of a friend, but never really mentioned Cornell’s name. However, Entertainment Weekly reported that the singer was talking about the Soundgarden front man at the time.

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“I want to be there for the family, be there for the community, be there for my brothers in my band, certainly the brothers in the band. But these things will take time, but my friend is going to be gone forever. I will love him forever,” he said.

Vedder and Cornell previously played together in the group Temple of the Dog during its inception in 1990. The Pearl Jam singer also remembered Cornell during his performance last weekend when he changed the lyrics of “Long Road.” The original line of “Long Road” should have been “But still, something’s missing.” But Vedder changed it to “Without you, something’s missing.”

During his weekend concert, one of his fans shouted, “I love you.” Vedder replied directly to him, saying, “Thank you.” He also spoke with the concertgoers after and said, “I’m thinking of a lot of people tonight. And some in particular and their families. And I just know that healing takes time if it ever happens. It takes time, and that means you have to start somewhere. So let it be music. Let it be love and togetherness.”

Cornell passed away on May 28 after performing in Detroit. The singer’s representative, Brian Bumbery, released a statement to People announcing his shocking demise. “His wife Vicky and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing, and they will be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause,” the statement read.

A few days later, it was confirmed that Cornell died of apparent suicide. Cornell’s wife, Vicky Karayiannis, also released a statement to the same publication expressing her grief over what happened. “Something clearly went terribly wrong and my children and I are heartbroken and devastated that this moment can never be taken back,” she said.