Statue of Seattle grunge icon Chris Cornell vandalized

SEATTLE — The wife of late Seattle grunge icon Chris Cornell gave her heartfelt thanks to fans for cleaning Cornell’s statue outside of the Museum of Pop Culture after someone covered it with white paint.

It was vandalized sometime this week.

Vicky Cornell wrote on Instagram that people showed up in the middle of the night with cleaning supplies after hearing of the damage.

Much of the paint is now gone.

MoPop said it will develop a plan to restore the statue.