Chris Cornell’s legacy will live on in a statue in Seattle.
Cornell’s wife, Vicky Karayiannis, announced Friday that a memorial statue will be unveiled August 29 at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture, Cornell’s hometown.
Karayiannis hired Nick Marras to build the life-size figure and promises it will feature his signature boots, dog tag necklaces and curly long hair.
She says it’s the Cornell family’s gift to “the tight-knit community that gave him his start.”
Last year, Cornell was found dead in a Detroit hotel room just hours after performing with his band Soundgarden. A medical examiner determined the 52-year-old had committed suicide.
The announcement comes on what would have been Cornell’s 54th birthday.
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