The Grammys had a very emotional In Memoriam segment near the end of their broadcast last night that paid tribute to Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, Dolores O’Riordan, and many other musicians we’ve lost in the last year.
Chris Stapleton and Emmylou Harris performed a touching Tom Petty tribute.
The following names were mentioned in the In Memoriam segment this year: Tom Petty, Walter Becker, John Warren, Gord Downie, Ray Thomas, Cuba Gooding Sr., Chuck Berry, David Cassidy, Glen Campbell, Troy Gentry, Bill Hearn, Fats Domino, Kelly Smith, Sylvia Moy, Wayne Cochran, Leon Ware, Gregg Allman, James Cotton, Rick Hall, Jimmy Beaumont, Jay Lowy, Paul Buckmaster, Joni Sledge, Don Williams, Mel Tillis, Jon Hendricks, Grady Tate, Roberta Peters, Jerry Lewis, Jim Nabors, Prodigy, Lil Peep, Reggie Ossie, Chris Cornell, Ed Greene, Harry Sandler, Edwin Hawkins, Della Reese, Dave Valentin, Jerry Ross, Tom Coyne, and Dolores O’Riordan, Chester Bennington.
The Linkin Park frontman was the last name that was highlighted before a performance by Logic, who performed his suicide prevention song “1-800-273-8255.” The title of the song is the phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. We tragically lost Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell to suicide last year.
See photos from the In Memoriam and watch video of Logic’s suicide prevention tribute performance below.