Chris Cornell Statue in the Works


Chris Cornell's Seattle legacy will be cemented in the city thanks to a new statue honoring the iconic rocker.

Nearly three months after his shocking death, plans have been announced for a statue of Chris Cornell to be built in his hometown of Seattle, Wash.

She said she has commissioned film industry great Wayne Toth to create the statue of her husband, which will be placed at a still-to-be-confirmed location in Seattle.

Cornell confirmed, the Times said, that Toth had already given her the designs for the memorial statue, adding that "the children and I love it".

"He is Seattle's son", said Vicky, "and we will be bringing him home and honouring him, I hope, with all of you, your love and support".

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"Chris was always interested in protecting traumatized children who had suffered physical or psychological abuse", Vicky shared.

Cornell has also committed $100,000 towards the Chris Cornell Music Therapy Program at the Seattle nonprofit Childhaven, an organization that provides care to abused, neglected and chemically affected children and teaches parents how to properly care for and nurture them.

Cornell's body was found May 18 inside a Detroit hotel room while on tour with Soundgarden, and a coroner subsequently ruled his death the result of suicide by hanging.

Three months after rock legend Chris Cornell passed away at the age of 52, a statue in his likeness is being crafted at the request of his widow, Vicky Cornell.