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Chris Cornell statue planned for Seattle by singer’s widow

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14: Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs onstage at the Activision E3 preview held at Staples Center on June 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Activision)

SEATTLE — Chris Cornell’s widow says she has commissioned a statue of the late Soundgarden frontman to be placed in his home town of Seattle.

Vicky Cornell tells our news partner The Seattle Times she has hired artist and sculptor Wayne Toth to create the memorial that will take about seven months to complete.

Toth also created a statue of Johnny Ramone that sits atop his grave in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, where Cornell is buried.

Vicky Cornell says a family friend and attorney is working with the city on finding a suitable location for the statue. City officials didn’t immediately return a request for comment Thursday.

Cornell hanged himself in a Detroit hotel hours after a Soundgarden concert there in May. He was 52.