Chris Cornell’s Family Share Rare Videos: ‘My Hero’

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Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky and brother Peter released tribute videos to mark what would have been the legendary Soundgarden singer’s 54th birthday.

Peter Cornell posted:

2 years ago…
7/20/2016
Martin Woldson Theatre at The Fox
Spokane, WA

When we spoke in person or on the phone there was only one greeting,
“Hi Brother”. I miss him so.

My hero. My mentor. My brother. My friend.
Happy Birthday Brother. I love you.

Vicky Cornell posted:

Today we celebrate you – the artist, the husband, the father, the son, the brother, the friend, the man for all that you’ve blessed us with #gratitude.

Happy Birthday my love…. Your life touched so many, you left your mark forever on millions of hearts everywhere. You were a rare gift to the world that is forever changed without you.

SEATTLE (AP) — The late grunge pioneer Chris Cornell will be remembered in the city where he was born.

Cornell’s wife on Friday announced a statue will be erected Aug. 29 at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture. The announcement comes 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.