Chris Cornell honored with a statue in Seattle.

Chris Cornell has been honored with a statue in his home town of Seattle.

The statue was created by Nick Marra, and was commissioned by Cornell’s widow Vicky. The bronze sculpture, was unveiled over the weekend for the first time during a ceremony at Seattle’s Museum Of Pop Culture.

Vicky Cornell spoke at the event and explained: “This statue is a commemoration and focal point to keep Chris’ memory alive – in us, in Seattle and in the world. It’s a reflection of his light – a light the shone through his music and touched millions. A light that he used to illuminate our lives and light that will continue to inspire those in the future.

“This statue represents that light – a beautiful, powerful, incomparable presence in his home town worthy of someone as special as Chris. A Seattle son, he paved the way for other artists and drew the eyes of the world to Seattle.

“He was the voice of a generation and an artist who continues to draw us together forever.

To unveil the statue Cornell’s children Christopher, Toni and Lilly were invited on to the stage. The statue is of Chris with his hand raised whilst holding a guitar.

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