Toni Cornell, 12, performed the song on Friday joined by OneRepublic
- Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington committed suicide within months of each other
- Cornell, the frontman for Soundgarden, was found dead the MGM Grand in Detroit in May
- Bennington of Linkin Park found dead in his home in Palos Verdes near Los Angeles in July
- Linkin Park had been scheduled to perform at Central Park on Friday as part of the GMA Summer Concert series, before Bennington’s death
Toni Cornell, the 12-year-old daughter of late singer Chris Cornell, joined the band OneRepublic onstage on Friday to perform a tribute by singing Hallelujah.
The performance, aired on Good Morning America, was a celebration of the lives of Cornell and late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, both of whom committed suicide earlier this year – within months of each other.
Members of the large crowd were seen crying as Toni and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder delivered an emotional rendition of the Leonard Cohen song.
‘It’s an honor to perform this for my dad and Chester and to sing for them,’ Toni said.
Cornell took his own life in May, according to the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s office, while Bennington’s death is being investigated as a suicide, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
Linkin Park had been scheduled to perform at Central Park on Friday as part of the GMA Summer Concert series, before Bennington’s death.
However, in light of the singer’s passing, OneRepublic took a detour from their on-going nationwide tour to fill in.
Cornell, father to Toni, 11-year-old Christopher and 17-year old Lillian Jean, died just hours after performing live at the MGM Grand in Detroit, Michigan.
A medical examiner ruled at the time that Cornell had hanged himself after he was found on his bathroom floor with ‘a band around his neck’.
His widow, Vicky Karayiannis, said she spoke to him after the show and nothing had seemed off.