During the Layne Staley Tribute show at The Showbox in Seattle on August 24, 2018, his mother Nancy came up on stage to sing MAD SEASON‘s “Wake Up.”
You can watch the video below.
In August, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has officially declared August 22 “Layne Staley Day.”
The day serves as an opportunity to remember Staley’s contributions to music as an artist, but also to promote the Layne Staley Memorial Fund, which was founded by Staley‘s parents, Phil and Nancy, to provide “hope, education, support and treatment funds for her*in recovery in the Seattle music community.”
Mayor Durkan signed a proclamation declaring Staley “an influential and incredible musician.”
The proclamation read: “Layne’s voice was legendary, and other musicians are heavily influenced by his instantly recognizable vocal style. Layne tragically passed away after a long battle with substance use disorder, propelling his fans, friends, and family to advocate for addiction recovery and treatment.”
“We support our residents who struggle with substance use disorder, and commend Layne Staley Memorial Fund for providing hope, education, support and treatment funds for her*in recovery in the Seattle community…The city of Seattle celebrates Layne’s artistry and the promotion of the arts in Seattle as we work toward a more vibrant, healthy and safe city.”