Chris Cornell’s daughter, Toni Cornell, 12, joined the band OneRepublic on stage to perform a tribute performance of “Hallelujah.”
The tribute aired Friday on “Good Morning America” and was a celebration of the lives of Cornell and late Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington, both of whom committed suicide earlier this year.
People in the crowd were seen crying as Toni and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder delivered an emotional rendition of the Leonard Cohen ballad.
The music world was shaken recently when learning that Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington had committed suicide.
In an open letter to the deceased singer, his bandmates acknowledged they knew that Bennington’s “demons” were always “part of the deal.”
“Our hearts are broken. The shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened,” the letter begins. “You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realized. In the past few days, we’ve seen an outpouring of love and support, both public and private, from around the world.”
Bennington’s suicide was discovered on July 20 when he was found hanging at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles County, California. He was 41 years old.
Only a few months before Bennington took his life, on May 18, Soundgarden singer, Chris Cornell, 52, was found unresponsive, with a band around his neck, inside his bathroom at the MGM Grand Hotel in Detroit, Michigan. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Cornell’s spokesperson said, “His wife Vicky and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing.”
To watch this morning’s moving performance, click the video below:
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