Chris Cornell statue planned for Seattle

A statue of Chris Cornell in his honor is being planned by his widow, according to a new interview with the Seattle Times. The statue will be placed somewhere in Seattle and will be sculpted by Wayne Toth, the artist behind Johnny Ramone ‘s statue at his Hollywood Forever grave in Los Angeles. “He has already given me a design and the children and I love it,” Vicky Cornell said. She also said that it will take about seven months to create. She mentioned that she wanted to hear fan input on where to place the memorial. “He is Seattle’s son,” she said. “We will be bringing him home and honoring him, I hope, with all of you, your love and support.”

Cornell also spoke about her recent commitment to help start the Chris Cornell Music Therapy Program at the Seattle nonprofit Childhaven in the interview. “Chris was always interested in protecting traumatized children who had suffered physical or psychological abuse,” she says. “He always felt music was a way to heal even neurological and emotional conditions.”

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