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Linkin Park pay tribute to Chester Bennington on one-year anniversary of his death

July 20, 2018
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The members of Linkin Park have penned a heartfelt tribute to Chester Bennington on the one-year anniversary of his death.

Read more: Mike Shinoda says he’s open to future Linkin Park shows

Earlier today, members Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, Dave Farrell, Rob Bourdon and Brad Delson wrote a touching tribute to the late vocalist. You can read the band’s message in full below:

To our brother Chester,

It has been a year since your passing — a surreal rotation of grief, heartbreak, refusal, and recognition. And yet it sill feels like you are close by, surrounding us with your memory and your light. Your one-of-a-kind spirit has authored an indelible imprint on our hearts — our jokes, our joy, and our tenderness.

Eternally grateful for the love, life, and creative passion you shared with us and the world. We miss you more than words can express.


M, J, D, R, B

Chester Bennington unexpectedly died last July after taking his own life. Following the singer’s death, Talinda Bennington started the 320 campaign in honor of the late musician.

It was reported this past week that Mike Shinoda spoke with France’s United Rock Nations, where he shared that he would be open to playing Linkin Park shows in the future:

“If the guys are at a point where they wanna play Linkin Park shows. I’m sure that any of those things are possibilities.”

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness, there is help to be found.  Please consider these online resources and talk to your regular doctor about your symptoms: – Get Immediate Help
ImAlive – Online Crisis Network
International Association For Suicide Prevention – Resources
The Anxiety And Depression Association Of America
The National Alliance On Mental Illness
American Psychiatric Association – Finding Help
National Institute Of Mental Health
American Psychological Association – Psychologist locator

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Written by Beth Casteel

Beth is a journalism and film student that runs on little sleep and a whole lot of coffee. She’s a big fan of eating pizza, talking about her love of Seaway and going to a ridiculous amount of shows in Cleveland.