Linkin Park Launch Chester Bennington Tribute Site, Issue 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"
Published Jul 24, 2017Following the death of Chester Bennington last week, the late singer's Linkin Park bandmates have launched an online tribute forum.
They've dedicated a page on the band's official website to Bennington, headlined simply with the hashtag #RIPCHESTER. Tribute messages from fans around the world have been pouring in from Twitter and Instagram.
UPDATE (7/24, 10:45 a.m. EDT): The rest of Linkin Park have released their own heartfelt letter to Bennington. Read it in its entirety below.
In addition to housing fans' love for Bennington, the webpage also provides links to resources for anyone struggling or in need of support. Contact information for the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Crisis Text Line and international organizations are all available here.
The L.A. County Department of the Medical Examiner confirmed on Friday (July 21) that Bennington's death was a suicide. He was 41.
Understandably, Linkin Park have cancelled their scheduled "One More Light World Tour."
In addition to the band's online memorial, you can find more tributes to Bennington from fellow musicians and celebrities over here.