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Chris Cornell Statue in Seattle Vandalized

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A Seattle-area statue of late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell has been vandalized, KIRO 7 News reports:

Cornell’s widow, Vicky, has released the following statement regarding the vandalization:

“My children and I are heartbroken to learn of the vandalization of Chris’s statue at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle. The statue is not only a work of art but a tribute to Chris, his incomparable musical legacy and everything that he stood for. It represents Chris, who is beloved not only in Seattle, but worldwide.

“In the face of this hate and destruction, we are thankful once again to the fans who stood up to support him and showed such immense love. It lifted our hearts to hear that fans brought supplies and attempted to clean up the heartbreaking vandalism.

“The statue will be restored. Hate will not win.

“Chris is Seattle’s Son!

@mopopseattle@vulcaninc on behalf of our family thank you 🖤”

In related news, Blabbermouth reports that a film about Cornell’s life, Black Days, will commence production in October. Cornell will played by the actor Johnny Holiday, who also played Carl Perkins in the 2005 Johnny Cash biopic, Walk the Line.

[via Metal Injection]

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