A statue honouring Chris Cornell was vandalised last week outside of the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle. The bronze monument, which was commissioned by the Soundgarden frontman’s family following his death in 2017, was spray painted white.

Cornell’s widow Vicky addressed the vandalism on Instagram.

“My children and I are heartbroken to learn of the vandalisation 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,” she wrote.

“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 🖤”

Local news station KIRO 7 first revealed the vandalism and shared a photo, which you can see below.

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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 🖤

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Last month, a new biography called Total F*cking Godhead: The Biography of Chris Cornell was published and promises to show a full “picture of who he was.”

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