Chris Cornell's 12-Year-Old Daughter Sings 'Hallelujah' for Late Dad & the Whole World Is Bawling

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In all things heartbreaking and beautiful that we wish never had to happen, Toni Cornell, the 12-year-old daughter of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, sang a tear-jerking tribute to her dad and his close friend Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington this morning. Both Cornell and Bennington died just months apart in separate suicides and are survived by loving wives and 9 kids, collectively. And let's just say, as Toni sang, there wasn't a dry eye in the Good Morning America audience. 

  • Today, in tribute to both the late singers, Toni, along with One Republic, sang a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah."

    Chester Bennington performed this cover just a few months ago at his friend Chris Cornell's funeral. Sob!

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  • And the tears immediately started pouring.

  • Fans cried and silently swayed.

  • It was almost too much.

  • Just watch.

    Wow. What a remarkably strong, amazing young woman. And that voice! Such a talent. 

    This could not have been easy to perform. But she nailed it. She got it exactly right for her dad. We applaud her bravery and heart in sharing such a personal tribute.

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  • Our hearts go out to Toni and all of Chris and Chester's families.

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    Such a heartbreaking loss for music and most especially for their loved ones who will miss them so much.


    If you or someone you know has expressed suicidal thoughts, please let them know they are not alone. Text START to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741, or visit the Suicide Prevention Resource Center at www.sprc.org 

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