The statue of the late Chris Cornell at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) in Seattle, WA, has been vandalized. On Thursday night (20th), Seattle’s KIRO 7 News shared a photo of the statue via social media, revealing it was painted white.
The family of the late Soundgarden/Audioslave singer expressed how heartbroken they were with the following statement on social media:
“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!
In more Cornell news, AmeriFilms LLC/Road Rage Films has announced production for the film Black Days will begin shooting in September in Los Angeles. The film will star John Holiday (Walk the Line), which is based on true events circling the singer’s final days. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, extra precautions will take place during the filming. There will be a small crew who will wear masks and most actors will be filmed by themselves. Cornell committed suicide on 18, 2017, at the MGM Grand in Detroit, MI.