Cor­nell’s daugh­ter hon­ours father, Ben­ning­ton in song

Cape Breton Post - - Entertainment -

NEW YORK — The late rock singers Chris Cor­nell and Ch­ester Ben­ning­ton were hon­oured by Cor­nell’s 12-year-old daugh­ter and the band OneRepub­lic dur­ing a mov­ing and heart­felt live per­for­mance Fri­day.

Toni Cor­nell and OneRepub­lic sang “Hal­lelu­jah’’ on ABC’s “Good Morn­ing Amer­ica.’’ The two late singers were close friends, and Ben­ning­ton was the god­fa­ther to Chris Cor­nell’s 11-year-old son, Chris. Cor­nell hanged him­self in May. Ben­ning­ton hanged him­self on what would have been his 53rd birth­day last month. Both deaths were ruled sui­cides. Ben­ning­ton sang “Hal­lelu­jah’’ at Cor­nell’s fu­neral, and OneRepub­lic’s Ryan Ted­der said that was one of the rea­sons they de­cided to per­form the Leonard Co­hen track. Toni Cor­nell said in an in­ter­view: “It’s an hon­our to per­form this for my dad and Ch­ester and to sing for them.’’

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.