The children of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who took his own life, unveil his statue Sunday outside MoPOP in Seattle. From left are Lily, 18; Toni, 14; and Christopher, 12. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

The children of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who took his own life, unveil his statue Sunday outside MoPOP in Seattle. From left are Lily, 18; Toni, 14; and Christopher, 12. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

Statue of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell unveiled

He died by suicide in May 2017 at 52.

  • Monday, October 8, 2018 2:39pm
  • Life

SEATTLE — 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 the Seattle Center, which placed it outdoors along a sidewalk.

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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