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Chris Cornell statue to be placed in Seattle


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According to The Seattle TimesChris Cornell‘s widow, Vicky Cornell, has hired sculptor Wayne Toth to create a statue of the Soundgarden frontman for the city. Cornell and his music career were both born there.

She said the sculptor has already given her a design that she and his children love. It should take about 7 months to create and then the city will determine where to place it. 

“He is Seattle’s son,” she said, “and we will be bringing him home and honoring him.”

  • 52 year old Cornell was pronounced dead on May 18 after being found unresponsive in his Detroit hotel room the previous night.
  • Chris Cornell had sedatives and an anxiety drug in his system on the night he died by hanging himself. According to a completed toxicology report released by Michigan’sWayne County Medical Examiner, the drugs didn’t contribute to the cause of death.



  • Wayne Toth also created the statue of Johnny Ramone that stands at his grave at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, in the same cemetery Cornell is buried.


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