Cornell's widow explained that the statue will take around seven months to complete, and wants to hear from fans as to where in Seattle it should be placed

By Nick Levine
August 10, 2017 08:38 PM
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Chris Cornell‘s family have commissioned a memorial statue for the late singer in his hometown of Seattle.

The statue is being created by Wayne Toth, who also sculpted the statue of Johnny Ramone that sits beside the punk icon’s grave in L.A.’s Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

“He has already given me a design and the children and I love it,” Cornell’s widow Vicky told the Seattle Times. Vicky also said that she expects the statue to take around seven months to complete, and wants to hear from fans as to where in Seattle it should be placed.

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“He is Seattle’s son, and we will be bringing him home and honuoring him, I hope, with all of you, your love and support,” she added.

The Rage Against The Machine guitarist and the Soundgarden frontman played together in Audioslave, and the pair formed a close friendship both on and off stage.

Morello wrote: “It was great being your friend & bandmate but I never ever stopped being a huge FAN of you and your music. Gonna fire up some Slaves & Bulldozers and Cochise in your memory right now brother. Sleep well, Sunshower.”

This article originally appeared on Nme.com