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Toni Cornell Sings to Honor Dad Chris and Chester Bennington

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Musician Chris Cornell and daughter Toni pose at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the UCLA Hammer Museum at RED Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, on March 25, 2017. (Danny Moloshok/Reuters)

Friday, 04 Aug 2017 06:47 PM

Toni Cornell, the 12-year-old daughter of the late Chris Cornell, honored her dad and fellow rock singer and friend Chester Bennington during a live performance Friday.

Toni Cornell and the band OneRepublic performed "Hallelujah" on ABC's "Good Morning America," while OneRepublic also dedicated the performance of its new song, "Rich Love," to Bennington, The Associated Press reported.

"It's an honor to perform this for my dad and Chester and to sing for them," Toni Cornell said in an interview Friday.

Cornell and Bennington were close friends, and Bennington was the godfather to Chris Cornell's 11-year-old son, Chris.

Cornell hanged himself in May. Bennington, who was 41, hanged himself on what would have been Cornell's 53rd birthday last month. Both deaths were ruled suicides.

Bennington sang "Hallelujah" at Cornell's funeral, and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder said that one was of the reasons why they decided to perform the Leonard Cohen track.

Cornell was a leader of the grunge movement with Seattle-based Soundgarden, with whom he gained critical and commercial acclaim. He also found success outside the band with his solo music and the bands Audioslave and Temple of the Dog.

Bennington helped Linkin Park, whose sound mixed rap and rock, become one of the most commercially successful acts in the 2000s. The Grammy-winning group sold more than 10 million copies of its 2000 debut, "Hybrid Theory," which featured the megahit and anthem, "In the End."

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Toni Cornell, the 12-year-old daughter of the late Chris Cornell, honored her dad and fellow rock singer and friend Chester Bennington during a live performance Friday.
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