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Chris Cornell to get a statue in Seattle next month

On August 29, Chris Cornell will be remembered with the dedication of a statue in Seattle.

Commissioned by his wife, Vicky, sculptor Nick Marras is working on a life-sized bronze statue featuring Chris in “an iconic pose” complete with Chris’ trademark boots and dog tag. It will live in Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture, a pretty cool structure designed by Canadian-born architect Frank Gehry.

The statue will be displayed at one of the entrances, a spot where it can’t be missed.

Vicky had this to say:

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.

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.

The announcement was made on July 20, what would have been Chris; 54th birthday.

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  • His birthday is July 20th.


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