Chris Cornell Statue in Seattle to be Unveiled in August

Vicky Cornell, widow of Chris Cornell, honored her late husband today on what would have been his 54th birthday to announce a statue will be raised in his native Seattle.

The life-size bronze statue will be unveiled in a public ceremony on August 29, and the statue will be donated to the Seattle Museum of Pop Culture.

In a statement, Vicky Cornell said, "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."

Vicky Cornell also shared this touching tribute to her late husband today for his birthday.

Chris Cornell on Twitter

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.


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.