A bronze statue honoring the late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell in Seattle has been vandalised.
The statue was erected as a memorial to the late singer in 2018 and is located outside the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle.
On Friday, the statue was restored but blocked off.
According to KIRO 7 News, the statue was vandalized in white paint.
In a statement issued Friday, Chris Cornell’s widow, Vicky, said:
“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,” the statement began.
“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.”