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Statue Of Chris Cornell To Be Built In Seattle
A name synonymous with the Seattle grunge sound, it's fitting Chris Cornell should have a permanent presence in the city he called home. Thanks to his family, Cornell will have just that with a statute in his honor.
Cornell's widow, Vicky Cornell, has announced that she has commissioned a memorial statute in honor of the late Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman. Artist Wayne Toth will create the sculpture, the same artist who sculpted Johnny Ramone's statute at his grave in Los Angeles' Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Vicky says Toth has already presented the family with a design, and they love it.
"[Toth] has already given me a design and the children and I love it," she said.
Now she will work with the city of Seattle to find a permanent location for the statute, a move she hopes will help family, friends and fans alike honor the memory of an amazing artist.
"He is Seattle's son," she said. "And we will be bringing him home and honoring him, I hope, with all of you, your love and support."