Chester Bennington, who tragically died yesterday, sang a heartbreaking version of Hallelujah at Chris Cornell's funeral earlier this year.

The Linkin Park frontman was found dead at his home in Los Angeles, with police saying the 41-year-old had hanged himself.

Cornell took his own life in a hotel bathroom in May, just hours after performing with his band - Soundgarden.

Chris Cornell took his own life earlier this year. Credit: PA

The singers had a close friendship and, following Cornell's death, Bennington shared a long post on social media as a tribute to his mate. The post thanked him for allowing him to be a part of his life and for being an inspiration.

He was also asked to play a part at Cornell's funeral, giving a speech and performing a song.


Bennington committed suicide on what would have been Cornell's 53rd birthday. He leaves behind six children and his wife.

Tributes have poured in from his Linkin Park band-mates, fans and the entertainment industry.





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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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