The only daughter of the late singer Chris Cornell, Toni Cornell at only twelve years old joined the band One Republic live on stage and television at the Good Morning America Show. She sang her little heart out on August 4, 2017, where she sang Hallelujah in tribute to the late Leonard Cohen singing it for her father, Cornell. The tributes were celebrating the lives of Chris Cornell as well as the late Linkin Park main singer Chester Bennington. Both Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell died earlier in 2017 within only months of passing from each other. Chris Cornell’s daughter Toni Cornell says that singing for her father and Chester Bennington is such a great honor to perform live for them.
In the mid-2000 Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington toured and performed together. They had been life-long friends. Chester Bennington took his life on July 20th, 2017 which would have been Chris Cornell’s fifty-third birthday. Reports say that Chester Bennington’s death was, in fact, a suicide. As for Chris Cornell, he too committed suicide in May of 2017.
Chris Cornell’s Daughter Sings Tribute For Cornell and Chester Bennington
Before Chester Bennington’s death, himself and his group Linkin Park had planned to perform in New York at Central Park. It was a part of the Good Morning America Summer Concert Series. Although, One Republic took a different route on their nationwide music tour to join Chris Cornell’s daughter Toni Cornell on Good Morning America in place of Linkin Park’s scheduled concert. There, One Republic sang and celebrated the lives of the two great men. One Republic said on live television that it was an honor to be able to pay tribute to both men.
One Republic stated that Chester Bennington sang “Hallelujah” at Chris Cornell’s funeral. The song “Hallelujah” was written in the late 50’s and still holds great importance to a lot of people. The song is important especially to Chris Cornell’s daughter Toni. That is why she chose to perform it live for her late father.
In the wake of Chester Bennington’s demise, Linkin Park declared on the site for their philanthropy gathering, “Music For Relief” that all gifts would now be coordinated by the One More Light Fund out of appreciation for Bennington. Chris Cornell and his significant other established the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation in 2012. Many fans who are as yet reeling from his passing are commending his life by supporting his humanitarian work.