AceShowbiz - Nearly three months since %cChris Cornell%'s death, the late singer's 12-year-old daughter Toni has taken the stage on "Good Morning America" to pay tribute to her father. She melted the crowd's hearts as she delivered a heartbreaking performance of "Hallelujah" with the help of %cOneRepublic%. The performance was also to honor %cLinkin Park%'s late vocalist %cChester Bennington%.
"It's an honor to perform this for my dad and Chester and to sing for them," Toni said before the performance. Meanwhile, OneRepublic's frontman %cRyan Tedder% said of "Hallelujah", "Chester sang this at Chris' funeral, and this is arguably one of the greatest songs written in the last 50 years. It's a very special song to us, and I think to most people and especially to Toni as well." The audience later broke into tears as the two belted out the classic hit.
Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington had been friends for years. The pair had hit the road on tour and performed together many times in mid-2000s. Following Chris' death, Chester wrote a heartfelt letter that read, "I'm still weeping, with sadness, as well as gratitude for having shared some very special moments with you and your beautiful family."
Their deaths have hit the music industry hard. Chris passed away on May 18 in a hotel room in Detroit. The %cAudioslave% and %cSoundgarden% frontman's death was ruled a suicide by hanging. Meanwhile, Chester was found dead at his home in California on July 20. His death was also ruled a suicide by hanging.