Seattle station KIRO 7 News posted a photo of Cornell‘s statue after it was painted white.
Chris Cornell‘s widow Vicky released a statement about the statue’s defacing via the late singer’s social media.
“My children and I are heartbroken to learn of the vandalization of Chris‘s statue at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle,” she wrote. “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.”