Frontman Chester Bennington died of a suicide on July 20th
Linkin Park is working on a public event for their late frontman Chester Bennington. The group published a message on social media stating they will announce details soon.
“Just wanted to say thank you to all our fans around the world for the tremendous outpouring of love, which has strengthened our spirit during this incredibly difficult time,” the group says in the statement. “The five of us are so grateful for all of your support as we heal and build the future of Linkin Park. We are working on a special public event in Los Angeles to honor Chester’s memory, and look forward to sharing details with you soon.”
Bennington took his own life on July 20th at his home in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles County, following his return from a family vacation. The 41 year old Linkin Park and Stone Temple Pilots frontman’s body was found hours before Linkin Park were set for a photo shoot that day.
Following Bennigton’s suicide, Linkin Park penned an open letter to their late frontman a few days later.
“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,” the note states.
“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.”
The group has also set up a special tribute page on their website called #RIPCHESTER that allows fans to leave tributes to the fallen singer. It also gives information to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline for others who need assistance.
As expected, Live Nation Entertainment officially canceled the group’s upcoming One More Light World Tour that was to launch a week after Bennington’s suicide in Boston with Machine Gun Kelly.
More details will be published as they are revealed.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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