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All three of Soundgarden’s surviving members Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, and Ben Shepherd reunited for the unveiling of Chris Cornell’s statue at the MoPOP in Seattle. Cornell’s widow Vicky and children Lily, Toni, and Christopher were also present.
Vicky Cornell announced a statue would be erected at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture back in July, the AP reported. The announcement came on what would have been Cornell’s 54th birthday.
Vicky Cornell commissioned sculptor Nick Marras to create a life-size bronze statue of her late husband in his signature boots, dog tag and long locks. She says it is her family’s gift to “the tight-knit community that gave him his start.”
The Grammy-winning lead vocalist for Soundgarden and Audioslave was found dead in a Detroit hotel room hours after a Soundgarden concert May 18, 2017. A medical examiner determined the 52-year-old died by suicide.
Cornell was born and raised in Seattle.
Vicky Cornell wrote on Instagram, “You are my love, my life, my destiny…. happy birthday #chriscornellforever.”
View photos and video from the unveiling below.
LIVE: A life-size statue of Chris Cornell is being unveiled at MoPOP. WATCH: https://t.co/is925WEyx4
— #Q13FOX (@Q13FOX) October 8, 2018
— Kara Kostanich (@KaraKostanich) October 8, 2018
— L. Call (@pickaway) October 8, 2018