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Chester Bennington sang Hallelujah at Chris Cornell memorial

Linkin Park star Chester Bennington performed a moving rendition of Leonard Cohen’s ballad Hallelujah at Chris Cornell’s star-studded memorial on Friday (26May17).
The rocker joined Cornell’s wife Vicky and famous fans and friends like Josh Brolin, Brad Pitt, Jimmy Page, Joe Walsh, and Metallica stars James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery service in Los Angeles.
The mourners were welcomed by Cornell’s Audioslave track Like a Stone, while the ceremony opened with one of the late rocker’s more recent solo tunes, The Promise, and Temple of the Dog’s All Night Thing played as the memorial came to a close.
The private service included eulogies by Cornell’s Audioslave bandmate Tom Morello, Pearl Jam star Jeff Ament, and actor Brolin, but it was Bennington’s version of Hallelujah which served as an emotional highlight for mourners, who also included the late star’s two young children.
The 52-year-old rocker died last week after committing suicide in a Detroit, Michigan hotel room following a concert with his band Soundgarden. An autopsy suggested he hanged himself, but toxicology tests are pending.
A plaque marking Cornell’s gravesite reads: “VOICE OF OUR GENERATION AND AN ARTIST FOR ALL TIME”, while mourners were handed a programme which featured a quote from the late rock star: “We are neighbors in a modern world where proximity is relative and the threshold to our hearts moves outside time and space.”
Cornell’s ashes were reportedly placed next to his friend Johnny Ramone’s remains.

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