Brad Pitt Sweetly Introduces Chris Cornell's Daughter Toni Ahead of Her Tribute Performance to Late Singer

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Brad Pitt honored his late friend, Chris Cornell, in a very special way.

The 55-year-old actor was one of many stars to attend the I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell event at The Forum in Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday, and had an especially sweet role.

About halfway through the five-hour show, Pitt -- wearing an all-black outfit and a newsboy cap -- introduced 14-year-old Toni Cornell, one of the late singer's three children, who performed with Ziggy Marley. 

"It's my privilege to introduce to you a very special duet," Pitt began. "Just her third time on the mic, Toni Cornell and Ziggy Marley. Give it up!"

The pair went on to wow the crowd with a performance of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song."

In addition to introducing Toni Cornell, Pitt also posed with her and her brother, 13-year-old Christopher Cornell.

Christopher Nicholas Cornell, Brad Pitt and Toni Cornell

Christopher Nicholas Cornell, Brad Pitt and Toni Cornell

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Chris Cornell Estate

Pitt and Cornell's friendship dates back to the '90s, when the musician's song, "Outshined," was featured in Pitt's movie, True Romance. Throughout the years, the pair grew closer, with Pitt gushing about Cornell in interviews and Cornell attending Pitt's movie premieres. The actor's daughter, Zahara, also reportedly attended Toni Cornell's 2010 birthday party.

The tribute concert on Wednesday, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, raised over a million dollars for the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation and The Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation. In addition to Pitt, celebs including Josh Brolin, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Tom Hanks, Courteney Cox, Kaley Cuoco and David Spade attended the event.

Jimmy Kimmel, Vicky Cornell and Josh Brolin

Jimmy Kimmel, Vicky Cornell and Josh Brolin

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Chris Cornell Estate
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks

Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Chris Cornell Estate
Courteney Cox and Kaley Cuoco

Courteney Cox and Kaley Cuoco

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Chris Cornell Estate

While Toni Cornell's performance was certainly one of the more memorable ones of the night, Rita Wilson, Chris Stapleton, Adam Levine, Miley Cyrus, Ryan Adams and Taylor Momsen also took the stage. Both of Cornell's previous bands, Soundgarden and Audioslave, performed as well.

Cornell was found dead in his Detroit hotel room on May 18, 2017. He was 52. Watch the video below for more on the late rock star:

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