Chris Cornell's Children Unveil Statue of the Late-Singer in Seattle
By Andrew Magnotta
October 8, 2018
Cornell's three children, Lillian Jean, Toni and Christopher, did the honors at the Seattle Museum of Pop Culture, alongside Cornell's widow, Vicky, and his surviving Soundgarden bandmates.
In her remarks at the unveiling Sunday night, Vicky recalled her husband's "beautiful, powerful, incomparable presence."
"...[It's] a reflection of his light, a light that shone through his music and touched millions; a light that he used to illuminate our lives; a light that will continue to inspire those in the future."
The statue was commissioned and donated to the Seattle museum by Vicky Cornell.
"As Seattle's son he paved the way for other artists and drew the eyes of the world to Seattle," Vicky said. "He was the voice of a generation and an artist that continued to draw us together forever. Along with his children, I am committed to continuing his legacy."
Among those legacy projects is an album of 11 previously unreleased Chris Cornell songs due out November 11.
"Daddy, I love you and miss you so much," Toni wrote in a statement released via Chris' official Twitter account at the time. "You were the best father anyone could ask for. Our relationship was so special, and you were always there for me. You gave me courage when I didn't have any. You believes in me when I didn't. I miss your love everyday."
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Swipe—-> What a moving ceremony . My favorite photo from the event was the Cornell children’s first look of the bronze figure . Only Vicky had seen it the day before the event . Precious . A huge thanks to @vickycornell and @mopopseattle for hosting . Vicky got big love from Seattle ❤️❤️❤️#chriscornell #nickmarrastudios #mopop #seattle #likenesssculpture