Statue of Soundgarden's Chris Cornell unveiled in Seattle

Throngs of rock fans attended the official unveiling of the commemorative statue of the late legend, Chris Cornell, yesterday evening at the Museum of Pop Culture. In attendance were Cornell's family, bandmates, Mayor Durkan and more (Image: Chona Kasinger / Seattle Refined).

SEATTLE (AP) — A life-size, bronze statue of late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has been unveiled at a Seattle museum.

Cornell's wife, Vicky Cornell, commissioned the piece and donated it to the Museum of Pop Culture at Seattle Center, which placed it outdoors along a sidewalk.

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The work, by artist Nick Marra, depicts Cornell in one of his typical poses with his signature boots, dog tag and long hair.

Cornell's 18- and 14-year-old daughters and 12-year-old son unveiled the statue during a ceremony Sunday.

Soundgarden members Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil and Ben Shepherd attended, as did Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.

Cornell died in May 2017 at 52. His death was ruled a suicide.

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