Chris Cornell Is Getting a Statue in Seattle

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

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Chris Cornell Is Getting a Statue in Seattle

Chris Cornell's widow Vicky Cornell revealed she has hired an artist and sculptor Wayne Toth to create a statue of her late husband that will be placed somewhere in Seattle.

Vicky told The Seattle Times:

"He has already given me a design and the children and I love it. [Chris] is Seattle's son, and we will be bringing him home and honoring him, I hope, with all of you, your love and support."

Vicky also said it will take Toth about seven months to complete statue, for which Seattle attorney and family friend Mark Johnson is working with the city to find a location.

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    That's awesome. Only Jimi Hendrix could deserve one more. In my life, Chris Cornell has been just as impactful, and shown me how wide the boundaries of music can be. His voice is as iconic as anything else in rock, in my opinion. I can't wait to see what it looks like.
    This is very cool. now how many "black hole sun cover in front of chris cornell memorial" videos will be posted on youtube? just do it tastefully!
    Glad he's getting the respect he deserves, especially since he was a main component to put that entire scene in the spotlight. Jimi is great and i love him too but I never associated Seattle to him and he's got one. Only seems right for Cornell to have one, maybe near the Sound Garden...
    When they said the attorney was working with the city to find a location i thought The Sound Garden or near it to be the logical place. 
    The Sound Garden is literally the only logical place I could imagine to put this. It would such an awesome place to just pay respects and vibe...
    It seems weird to me to make honor a person who killed himself.  It sort of seems like we are glorifying suicide. 
    I disagree. I think his career went under-appreciated by the general public during his life, as successful as he was. He's a monumental figure, he deserves a monument.
    And thats to you. But personally were celebrating his life here in seattle not his death. Your comment although i hope isnt neant to be disrespectful it cam off that way.
    That's cool and I'm glad that it makes people happy.  It just seems weird to me.  And I'm not concerned with how my comment comes across.  
    Even if he committed suicide his life still had a positive impact on millions of people worldwide. That should be enough.
    I agree, would never have gotten one if he was still alive but the second he kills himself he is being honoured???
    Theres a good chance he was whacked because he was about to expose hollywood's child trafficking pedo-ring.
    That's really cool, can't wait to see it. I wonder what look they're going with as he had quite a few different appearances during his career. I don't get people who say that this is glorifying suicide or other bullshit like that. It's about celebrating a man who gave so much to millions of people around the world through his music. It's a celebration of his life and a way to pay respects to him. What because he killed himself he should be forgotten and his music becomes worthless?
    I think it should sit a top of Discovery Park where they shot Hunger Strike video.