James Corden will defer to Chester Bennington's family about airing 'Carpool Karaoke' episode


Linkin Park filmed an episode of Carpool Karaoke: The Series for Apple Music before singer Chester Bennington's death last month. But now it's up to Bennington's family to decide if the piece -- reportedly filmed on July 14, less than a month before Bennington's July 20 passing -- will air. In an interview with the Associated Press, James Corden said it's not his decision to make.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 03: Chester Bennington of Linkin Park performs at The O2 Arena on July 3, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Burak Cingi/Redferns)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 03: Chester Bennington of Linkin Park performs at The O2 Arena on July 3, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Burak Cingi/Redferns)
BURBANK, CA - MAY 22: Singer Chester Bennington of Linkin Park performs onstage during the band's 'One More Light' album release party at the iHeartRadio Theater on May 22, 2017 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 12: Singer Chester Bennington of the American band Linkin Park performs live on stage during a concert at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on June 12, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Frank Hoensch/Redferns)
BURBANK, CA - MAY 22: Singer Chester Bennington of Linkin Park performs onstage during the band's 'One More Light' album release party at the iHeartRadio Theater on May 22, 2017 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 12: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Singer Chester Bennington of the American band Linkin Park performs live on stage during a concert at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on June 12, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Frank Hoensch/Redferns)
Lead vocalist of Linkin Park Chester Bennington performs with Stone Temple Pilots at 9th annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit concert in Los Angeles, California May 30, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park arrive on the red carpet at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada May 20, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES)(BILLBOARD-ARRIVALS)
Chester Bennington of the band Linkin Park performs during the second day of the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada September 22, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Lead vocalist of rock band Linkin Park Chester Bennington shows his hand covered in cement as the band is inducted into Guitar Center's RockWalk in Los Angeles, California June 18, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - DECEMBER 08: Singer Chester Bennington is interviewed backstage during Night 1 of KROQ's Acoustic Christmas at Gibson Amphitheatre on December 8, 2012 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - DECEMBER 08: Musician Chester Bennington of Linkin Park performs at the KROQ's Acoustic Christmas held at the Gibson Amphitheatre on December 8, 2012 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - JUNE 5: Chester Bennington of Linkin Park performs at Live 105's BFD 2011 at Shoreline Amphitheater on June 5, 2010 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 16: Singer Chester Bennington of the rock band Linkin Park visits SIRIUS XM Studio on September 16, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
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BANGKOK, THAILAND - FEBRUARY 3: Chester Bennington from Linkin Park poses in the pressroom at 'MTV Asia Aid', at the IMPACT Arena on February 3, 2005 in Bangkok, Thailand. The fourth annual event was formerly called 'MTV Asia Awards' but has repositioned itself as an international benefit to support the relief effort following the Asian earthquake and tsunami. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 14: Chester Bennington of musical band Linkin Park, performs at KROQ's 2003 Almost Acoustic Christmas at the Universal Amphitheatre on December 14, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Chester Bennington of Linkin Park during The 2003 KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas - Night One at Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
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The show debuted on Tuesday (Aug. 8) with an episode featuring show creator Corden getting jiggy with Will Smith, though no air date has been announced so far for the LP ride along. "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," Corden said. "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, really. It's completely up to them and that's a conversation we haven't even thought about having right now... It's a tragedy."

Actor Ken Jeong tweeted a tribute to Bennington featuring a picture of himself on the Carpool set with the band.

The comment drew immediate reaction from from Bennington's widow, Talinda, who thanked Corden for his kind offer.

On Tuesday (Aug. 8) the two-year old viral phenomenon jumped from Corden's The Late Late Show on CBS to Apple Music with surprising mix of athletes, musicians and actors slated to show up every Tuesday. The 20-episode run will include song-and-dance-filled rides with stars including Miley Cyrus and family, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, Game of Thrones stars Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner, Will Smith, Metallica, Shakira, John Legend and Alicia Keys, as well Blake Shelton, John Cena, Chelsea Handler, Ariana Grande, Joe Jonas, Camila Cabello, Tyrese, Ludacris, Jessica Alba, Jada Pinkett Smith, Ice Cube and many others.

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Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner died in his home at the Playboy Mansion of natural causes on September 27. He was 91 years old.

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Singer Chester Bennington of Linkin Park committed suicide in July, he was 41 years old.

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Actor Adam West attends the Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Press Room at New York Comic-Con - Day 1 at Jacob Javits Center on October 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Legendary actress Mary Tyler Moore passed away at the age of 80.

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John Heard, known for his role as the father in the Home Alone films, died on July 21. Some reports say he was 71-years-old, however, others have his age listed as 72.

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Roger Smith, who starred in the series "77 Sunset Strip" and was married to actress Ann-Margret, died Sunday in Sherman Oaks. He was 84.

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Gregg Allman, best known for performing in The Allman Brothers Band, passed away at 69.

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Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell died unexpectedly at 52 after he was found in a Detroit hotel room.

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Erin Moran, who is known for her role in TV sitcom "Happy Days," died at the age of 56 after a secret battle with cancer.

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Comedian Don Rickles died at the age of 90 from kidney failure.

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Comedian Charlie Murphy died at 57 from complications stemming from a battle with leukemia.

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Roger Moore, a former James Bond star, died after a short battle with cancer at 89.

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Jonathan Demme, the director known for his work on thriller "Silence of the Lambs," died at 73 from esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease.

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Roger Ailes, who was at FOX News for two decades before being ousted last year for alleged sexual harassment, died at 77 after suffering a fall at his home.

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Bill Paxton died unexpectedly at age 61 on February 25. 

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Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr., who is also Cuba Gooding Jr.'s father, died at 72.

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Neil Fingleton, "Britain's tallest man" and "Games of Thrones" star died at 36 from heart failure.

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"Battlestar Galactica" star Richard Hatch died at 71. 

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John Hurt, star of "The Elephant Man," died at 77. 

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Butch Trucks, founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, died at 69.

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Actor Miguel Ferrer died from throat cancer at 61.

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Dick Gautier, known for is role in the Broadway musical 'Bye Bye Birdie' died at 85.

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Frank Deford, giant of sports journalism, died at 78.

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Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry, who is known for hits like ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died at 90 years old.

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Television personality Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin, known for his MTV show "Rob & Big," died at the age of 45.

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Dina Merrill, the actress known for movies like "Butterfield 8" and "Operation Petticoat," died at 93.

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Frank Pellegrino Sr. (R) died at age 72 following a battle with lung cancer. He was known for his role on "The Sopranos." 

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Former pop singer Tommy Page was found dead at 46 in New York City.

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"Doll Squad" star Francine York passed away at 80 after a battle with cancer.

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Joni Sledge, the "We Are Family" singer, was found dead in her Phoenix home. She was 60.

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Jazz legend Al Jarreau died at the age of 76.

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Actor Robert Michael Morris died at age 77. His death was confirmed by friend Lisa Kudrow.

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Comedian Jerry Lewis died on August 20. He was 91 years old.

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Monty Hall, one of the most popular game show hosts in American television died in September at age 96.

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Anne Jeffreys, star of ‘General Hospital’ and Broadway’s ‘Kiss Me Kate,’ died in September at 94.

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Barry Dennen, member of the original cast of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” died in September at age 79.

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Famed soul singer Charles Bradley died in September at the age of 68.

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Harry Dean Stanton, the actor known for his roles in "Twin Peaks," "Big Love," "Pretty in Pink" and "Repo Man" died of natural causes in Los Angeles. He was 91.

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Frank Vincent, who had a key role on "The Sopranos" and appeared in a number of Martin Scorsese films, died at age 78.

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Nelsan Ellis, who starred in the HBO series True Blood, died on July 8 from alcohol withdrawal after years of struggling with substance abuse. He was 39 years old.

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Blake Heron, the child actor who starred in 1996's "Shiloh," died at age 35.

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Comedian Shelley Berman, who was famous as a "sit-down" comedian and later as Larry David's dad on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," died at the age of 92.

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Dick Gregory, the trailblazing comic and civil rights activist whose unique brand of comedy combined cutting wit and contemporary headlines, died in August at the age of 84.

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Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor peacefully passed away at his home in Kentucky in July after a long battle with Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 73.


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Martin Landau, the all-purpose actor known for his Oscar-winning performance in Ed Wood, died in July. He was 89.

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Gary DeCarlo, the lead singer of Steam, died in June at the age of 75.

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Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the Swedish film version of "The Girl With Dragon Tattoo," died after a battle with lung cancer. He was 56.

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Prodigy, who made up one half of Mobb Deep, died in June. He was 42.

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Tom Petty, the famed and beloved rocker behind hits like “American Girl” and “Free Fallin,” died in October following a cardiac arrest. He was 66.

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