Linkin Park are preparing an emotional tribute show in honor of Chester Bennington at the Hollywood Bowl!
UPDATE – September 22: The show on October 27th in honor of Chester is officially sold out. Thank you to our amazing fans and we can’t wait to see you there. Continue reading
On July 15th of this year, the band posted on their official page a photo of Chester, Joe Hann, and Mike Shinoda with comedian actor Ken Jeong. (Photo below). Only 5 days later, Linkin Park’s vocalist Chester Bennington committed suicide. (Read story here). Linkin Park Carpool Karaoke Episode Ft Chester Bennington is set to be aired tonight on Linkin Park official page. Continue reading
Last Thursday, the world learned about the unfortunate tragic death via suicide of Linkin Park’s frontman Chester Bennington.
While the band officially cancelled their tour, Linkin Park Official Statement about the death of their frontman Chester Bennington was posted only today. The band posted the following on their Facebook page:
Linkin Park Official Statement
Our hearts are broken. The shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened.
You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realized. In the past few days, we’ve seen an outpouring of love and support, both public and private, from around the world. Talinda 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.
Talking with you about the years ahead together, your excitement was infectious. Your absence leaves a void that can never be filled—a boisterous, funny, ambitious, creative, kind, generous voice in the room is missing. We’re trying to remind ourselves that the demons who took you away from us were always part of the deal. After all, it was the way you sang about those demons that made everyone fall in love with you in the first place. You fearlessly put them on display, and in doing so, brought us together and taught us to be more human. You had the biggest heart, and managed to wear it on your sleeve.
Our love for making and performing music is inextinguishable. 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.
Until we see you again,
That URL leads to a tribute page where fans can share their memories of Linkin Park’s frontman.
Via: Metal Injection.
We are devastated to inform you that Linkin Park’s singer Chester Bennington has committed suicide by hanging himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County. His body was discovered Thursday just before 9 AM.
Chester was married with 6 children from 2 wives.
The singer struggled with drugs and alcohol for years. He had said in the past he had considered committing suicide because he had been abused as a child by an older male.
According to TMZ, Bennington was found in his private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. county today (July 20) just before 9AM PT.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned as further details emerge.
Source: Loudwire and TMZ