A City Preps to Get Its Chris Cornell Statue

Homage to 'Seattle's son' will be placed in his hometown, Cornell's wife says
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2017 12:20 PM CDT
Chris Cornell Statue in the Works
Flowers adorn the grave marker for musician Chris Cornell at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Sandy Cohen)

Chris Cornell's widow has commissioned a statue of the late singer to be raised in his hometown of Seattle as a way of keeping his legacy alive. Vicky Cornell tells the Seattle Times that sculptor Wayne Toth "has already given me a design and the children and I love it." The New York Daily News notes that Toth is the same artist behind a statue of Johnny Ramone at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Vicky Cornell says the statue will take about seven months to make, after which it will be placed at a location within the city, in a sense bringing "Seattle's son" home. That location has yet to be determined, and Vicky notes she's open to suggestions from fans. (Read more Chris Cornell stories.)

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