By Michelle Kim.
Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky Cornell is planning a statue in his honor, according to a new interview with the Seattle Times. The statue will be placed somewhere in Seattle, and it will be made by sculptor Wayne Toth—the artist behind Johnny Ramone's statue at his Hollywood Forever grave in Los Angeles. “He has already given me a design and the children and I love it,” Vicky Cornell said. She added that it will take about seven months to create. She also mentioned that she would like to hear fan input on where to place the memorial. “He is Seattle’s son,” she said. “We will be bringing him home and honoring him, I hope, with all of you, your love and support.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Cornell spoke about her recent commitment to help start the Chris Cornell Music Therapy Program at the Seattle nonprofit Childhaven. “Chris was always interested in protecting traumatized children who had suffered physical or psychological abuse,” she says. “He always felt music was a way to heal even neurological and emotional conditions.”
This story originally appeared on Pitchfork.
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