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Chris Cornell's Daughter Toni Performs With OneRepublic in Honor of Her Dad and Chester Bennington

by Jackie Willis 6:56 AM PDT, August 04, 2017
Playing Chris Cornell's Daughter Toni Performs With OneRepublic in Honor of Her Dad and Chester Bennington

It was an emotional, rainy morning in New York City on Friday when OneRepublic took the stage to pay tribute to the late Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell.

The music group was joined by Cornell's 12-year-old daughter, Toni, for a performance of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" on Good Morning America in honor of the Soundgarden frontman and Linkin Park singer, who were close friends before their deaths.

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Linkin Park was scheduled to perform on the morning show, but OneRepublic filled in after the band canceled their tour and concert dates. "This is just an honor to be here," OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder told GMA's Lara Spencer, noting that he had met Bennington a few times and was good friends with Cornell. "I was lucky enough to write and produce with [Cornell], and get to know him and his family over the years. He was even in one of our videos."

Cornell's daughter also spoke ahead of her and OneRepublic's song dedication, telling GMA, "It's an honor to perform this for my dad and for Chester and to sing for them."

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Chris and Toni Cornell attend The Promise premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 11, 2016, in Toronto, Canada. Photo: Getty Images

The tribute seemed fitting as "Hallelujah" was the song that Bennington performed at Cornell's funeral in May.

Bennington -- a father of six -- was found dead from apparent suicide at the age of 41 on July 20. His untimely death fell on the same day as what would have been Cornell's 53rd birthday.

Also this week, a 20-foot mural was dedicated to Bennington in Los Angeles, California, by artist Jonas Never. Check out the touching tribute:

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