James Corden: Family Will Decide On Bennington's Carpool Karaoke

The presenter has said he will let Chester Bennington's family decide if footage featuring the late Linkin Park frontman airs.

James Corden and Chester Bennington

Chester Bennington's widow has thanked James Corden after he said he would allow his family to decide whether an episode of Carpool Karaoke featuring the late rocker is aired. 

The Linkin Park frontman starred in an upcoming episode of the hit segment's new format, Carpool Karaoke: The Series, before he tragically took his own life in July.

When approached by AP about whether the Numb singer would air in the upcoming show, Corden replied: "We will approach it in whichever manner his family or the people that were involved in that episode, however they would like it to be handled"

The British star added: "We will navigate it as delicately as possible and just adhere to whatever wishes they would want because I don't think there's any other way we could deal with it. It's a tragedy."

Watch his response on a video posted by USA Today:

Following the news, Talinda Bennington has taken to Twitter to say "thank you" to the TV show and its creator.

The news comes after Chris Cornell's daughter, Toni, performed Hallelujah in tribute to Bennington and her grunge icon father last week.

Watch the moving moment here in a video posted by Good Morning America:

The Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman took his own life in May, followed by the Linkin Park singer, who tragically ended his life on what would have been Cornell's 53rd Birthday.

Toni Cornell - who Chris shared with his wife Vicky - joined the OneRepublic on Good Morning America on Friday (4 August) to pay tribute to the rock icons.

Before singing a rendition of the Leonard Cohen track, the 12-year-old told the audience: "It's an honour to perform this for my dad and Chester and to sing for them."

OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder added of the song: "Chester sang this at Chris' funeral, and this is arguably one of the greatest songs written in the last 50 years. It's a very special song to us, and I think to most people and especially to Toni as well."

Chester Bennington's widow, Talinda, has took to Twitter ahead of the performance to thank Ryan Tedder and co, writing: "Thank you @RyanTedder@OneRepublic 4 honoring my husband Chester & dear pal Chris tmrw.Be still and you will feel them sing within you too."

Watch Chester Bennington sing the Leonard Cohen track at Cornell's funeral:

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Chester Bennington Sings At Chris Cornell's Funeral

The Linkin Park singer performs Hallelujah, May 2017.

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The performance comes after Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda thanked Chris Martin for his recent tribute.

Watch the moment here, courtesy of Julian 3b on Instagram:

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Coldplay's Chris Martin covers Linkin Park's Crawling

Credit: Instagram/julian3b

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The singer performed a solo piano version of their 2000 hit at Coldplay's show at MetLife stadium and Bennington's bandmate Shinoda, wrote : "Thank you @coldplay. It sounded beautiful."

Chris made a mistake at the start of the song but began again, saying: "I know this is probably going to end up on YouTube so I want to do it right, and I want to do it respectfully."

Listen to Chester Bennington's isolated vocals on Heavy:

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Linkin Park - Chester Bennington isolated vocals

The late frontman, singing the vocals to the recent hit Heavy. Video: YouTube/Linkin Park

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Watch him duet with the late Chris Cornell below:

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Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington play Hunger Strike

Live in August 2008 on the Projekt Revolution tour.

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