August 10, 2017 11:11 am

Chris Cornell’s family to raise statue in Seattle in singer’s honour

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Chris Cornell’s family want to immortalize him in more than just song.

The late singer’s widow, Vicky Cornell, has began mobilizing on a plan to erect a statue of her husband somewhere in Seattle. Vicky has already touched based with sculptor Wayne Toth, the mind behind Johnny Ramone​’s statue in Los Angeles.

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“He has already given me a design and the children and I love it,” Vicky told the Seattle Times“He is Seattle’s son,” she said of her late rock star husband, “and we will be bringing him home and honouring him, I hope, with all of you, your love and support.”

The statue should take seven months to complete and Vicky is open to fan input as she and Cornell’s lawyer work out a suitable location for the tribute piece in Seattle.

Vicky still grieves for the Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman, who she describes as “the most patient man I ever met” and someone who “gave 110 percent of himself. There was nothing he would not do for us. If you were his friend, not time nor distance mattered, he was there if you needed him.”

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“Two months still feels like yesterday,” Vicky continued. “It is still very recent and I’m sure this will be a process to years, to come to terms with what happened. If that’s ever actually possible… He loved us so much that it’s difficult to imagine life without such love, so we are holding on so tight to what we have.”

Cornell died on May 18, 2017 from suicide at 52-years-old. His wife has also committed $100,000 towards the Chris Cornell Music Therapy Program at the Seattle nonprofit Childhaven.

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