Linkin Park pays tribute to Chester
Along with a million heartbroken fans, the popular rock band Linkin Park is also struggling to deal with the loss of their band member, Chester Bennington. The singer who was 41, hanged himself from a bedroom door in his home near Los Angeles, last week. The Los Angeles County coroner ruled that the death was a suicide.
Five days after his death, the band has issued an official statement. The band started the letter with, “Dear Chester.”
“You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realised. In the past few days, we’ve seen an outpouring of love and support, both public and private, from around the world. Talinda[wife] and the family appreciate it, and want the world to know that you were the best husband, son, and father; the family will never be whole without you,” the statement said.
Linkin Park had been due to start a tour a week later. In the statement, the band said that Bennington had been speaking about future plans together.
“While we don’t know what path our future may take, we know that each of our lives was made better by you. Thank you for that gift. We love you, and miss you so much,” they wrote.
Linkin Park over the weekend set up a website dedicated to Bennington with tributes by fans and information for suicidal people who need help.
Bennington was one of the lead vocalists for Linkin Park, which became one of the most commercially successful bands of the 2000s. They won countless awards, including Grammys, and their hits include In the End, What I’ve Done and Numb.
Chester Bennington (first from left) was lead singer for Linkin Park band