ABC/ Paula LoboChris Cornell‘s daughter Toni paid tribute to her late father, and Linkin Park‘s Chester Bennington, on Friday’s Good Morning America.
The 12-year-old performed a stirring rendition of Leonard Cohen‘s “Hallelujah” alongside the band OneRepublic in New York City’s Central Park,
“It’s an honor to perform this for my dad and Chester and to sing for them,” Toni said.
Cornell died by suicide May 18 while on tour in Detroit. Bennington, a longtime friend of the Soundgarden frontman, sang “Hallelujah” at Cornell’s funeral. Then, on what would’ve been Cornell’s 53rd birthday, the 41-year-old Bennington was found dead July 20 in his home outside Los Angeles. His death was also ruled a suicide.
Linkin Park was scheduled to perform on GMA this morning as part of the Summer Concert Series, but the appearance, along with the band’s North American tour, was canceled following Bennington’s death. OneRepublic was recruited to fill in and pay tribute to both late rock icons.
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