Four days after the death of Chester Bennington, Linkin Park issued a heartfelt tribute on Facebook dedicated to 41-year-old singer. Bennington’s sudden death has left a huge void from the band’s millions of fans around the world.
The rock band in its statement, said their “hearts are broken” following the death of lead vocalist Chester Bennington, who committed suicide last week. The heartfelt post on Linkin Park’s official Facebook page has got more than 2 lakh shares and has received thousands of comments.
The band started its statement with, “Dear Chester.''
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“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,
Soon after the Facebook post, Chester co-vocalist Mike Shinoda posted an old photo of the band on his Instagram page. “I think this was the first photo we ever took together. We had just told Chester that we wanted him to join the band,” Shinoda shared. “The band was called Xero at the time, and we probably had less than a half a dozen songs. No flame tattoos yet, no red hair yet, most of us were still in college,” he wrote.