Linkin Park’s open letter of goodbye to Chester Bennington will bring you to tears.
Last week, the music industry and the whole world were shocked by the news of Chester Bennington’s death. Authorities say the Linkin Park singer was found dead in his Los Angeles Home.
The case is being investigated as a suicide, reports say, since Bennington was found to have died from hanging.
Although his life had ended up tragically, his fans, as well as his bandmates chose to remember him for his life and music.
In a Facebook post, Linkin Park expressed their love and grief towards Chester Bennington following his untimely death.
“Dear Chester, Our hearts are broken,” the open letter read. “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,” it said.
Linkin Park’s open letter also revealed the kind of friend Bennington was to them.
“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,” the Facebook post read.
It also addressed the 41-year-old singer’s problems with substance abuse.
“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,” the letter read. “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,