Chris Cornell Statue Commissioned For Seattle Museum
A life-size statue of Chris Cornell will be going up in Seattle, Washington. The figure, which was commission by the late singer's wife, Vicky Cornell, will be raised in a public ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 29. Sculpted by Nick Marras, the statue will feature Cornell is one of his "iconic poses with his signature boots, dog tag, layers and long locks." This news comes on what would have been the rocker's 54th birthday.
"Even though Chris' music touched the lives of millions around the world, there is no better place than Seattle to honor and celebrate both his contribution to music history, as well as Seattle's unique place in popular music, with an enduring symbol of a beloved artist, father, and husband," commented Vicky Cornell. "Our children and I are deeply moved by the continued outpouring of love, compassion, and support, and this is our gift to the Museum of Pop Culture and to Seattle - our gift back to the tight-knit community that gave him his start."
"MoPOP is honored to receive this gift from the Cornell family and pay tribute to one of the most powerful and important voices in popular music," says MoPOP Artistic Director, Jasen Emmons. "MoPOP serves to celebrate the Seattle music scene and the luminaries who have emerged from the Northwest and Chris was a key figure who has made a lasting impact on generations worldwide."
Cornell died by suicide on May 20, 2017. Altogether he sold over 30,000,000 albums worldwide and was nominated for 15 Grammy Awards, and winning two of them.
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