Chester Bennington Sang Heartbreaking Tribute At Chris Cornell's Funeral
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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.
With all of my love @chriscornell. pic.twitter.com/NFz0dnxfp8
- Chester Bennington (@ChesterBe) May 18, 2017
He was also asked to play a part at Cornell's funeral, giving a speech and performing a song.
.@ChesterBe & Brad performed 'Hallelujah' at Chris Cornell's funeral. Heartbreaking performance :broken_heart: #RIPChrisCornellhttps://t.co/vY8rUKSW4n pic.twitter.com/p3WnNWcBHp
- Linkin Park Live (@LPLive) May 26, 2017
.@ChesterBe performs #hallelujah at funeral for @chriscornell pic.twitter.com/vtCtW539TP
- Jeff Nguyen (@jeffnguyen) May 26, 2017
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.
Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.
- Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) July 20, 2017
We are deeply saddened by Chester's death. We loved him. Our condolences to Chester's family, Linkin Park, and all of their loved ones.
- My Chemical Romance (@MCRofficial) July 20, 2017
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