Thursday, 17 August, 2017

Linkin Park set up tribute page to Chester Bennington following his death

8IVAAGYM_400x400 Linkin Park set up tribute page to Chester Bennington following his death
Lamar Ellis | 24 July, 2017, 02:09

In the wake of the tragedy, Linkin Park has canceled their North American tour and changed the band's logo to represent the void Bennington has left behind.

Rockers Blink-182 on Saturday called off stadium shows they had planned with Linkin Park whose singer Chester Bennington hanged himself. Chester Bennington and Jared Leto, who fronts 30 Seconds To Mars, pictured in December 2009 (Picture: Lester Cohen/WireImage)Witnessing his life taught me a lot. "We could never imagine playing blinkin park without his incredible talent and voice".

Bennington, who was a close friend of Cornell, was found dead at his private LA residence.

I remember sitting my room and telling myself, wait until tomorrow and if you still feel this way, go ahead.

"It's time to start celebrating LIFE, and we will celebrate his as well", he wrote.

The medical examiner ruled that Bennington's death was suicide by hanging.

"Blink-182 is wrecked by the loss of our friend and fantastic musician Chester Bennington", it said in a statement.

Bennington's death is being investigated as a possible suicide, the L.A. County Coroner's Office confirms to PEOPLE. He also appeared to be deeply impacted by the loss of Soundgarden/Audioslave singer Chris Cornell, who died in May and was good friends with Bennington. Love you Chester. I'm p***ed that you did this, but I know this could have been me back in the day after getting wasted one night.

He tweeted shortly after the news of Chester's death was announced: "Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true".

He added, "If anyone out there is struggling with the same thoughts, the same issues, please, do not make the same decision". My heart goes out to his family, friends, band and fans.

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