Chris Cornell’s Mural Vandalized
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A couple of years ago, some haters of the late Soundgarden vocalist, Chris Cornell, did a horrible vandalism on his statue at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle using white paint. Thank heavens, her wife, Vicky Cornell, managed to restore the statue in honor of her husband’s legacy.
Not long ago, a same situation occurred. This time it was the activist and Seattle-based artist Son Duong’s mural that has been vandalized. Duong, who specializes in portraiture and murals, did a mural of Cornell in West Seattle. The artist recently shared a post on his official Instagram account in which he shared a video of him repairing the destroyed mural of Cornell. Duong’s words in the news video says:
“I had to do it because this is Seattle, and this is him. And when I did it, it was great; it was a very heart-warming situation. What I like to do is to make people feel good about the art I do. Let’s just do it because it is for the community; it is for Seattle.”
The late musician’s wife also used the same platform to show her gratitude to the artist. Vicky’s IG post read:
“Thank you so much, loud love, Son Duong.”
Looking back, the Soundgarden vocalist gave a significant success during his tenure with the band. However, after a long struggle with depression and drug addiction, he took his own life inside his hotel room after completing the Soundgarden concert at the Fox Theatre.
His widow continued their founded non-profit organization called the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation to help others who are in need. Although the couple was in the business of doing good, there are still many haters who attempt on tarnishing the late icon’s name. Watch the video below.