This story is making me burn up inside. Pictures all over social media have confirmed that the statue of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell was vandalized outside the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle on Thursday last week.
According to The Seattle Times, The Museum of Pop Culture said that they’re working on assessing the damage and plan to restore the statue which was unveiled in 2018.
“We are deeply pained by this act targeting the memory of a beloved artist in Seattle and around the world,” museum officials said in a statement to The Times.
Cornell, who helped lead the grunge movement with Soundgarden, killed himself in 2017 following a performance in Detroit. He was 52.
Cornell’s wife, Vicky Cornell posted on Instagram that the vandalism is heartbreaking.
“The statue is not only art, but a tribute to Chris, his incomparable musical legacy and everything that he stood for.”