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Linkin Park Pay Tribute To Chester Bennington On The Anniversary Of His Passing

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Today marks one year since the passing of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington.

Linkin Park have taken to twitter to post a tribute to Chester to honour his memory, and share their ongoing grief.

"To our brother Chester,

It has been a year since your passing - a surreal rotation of grief, heartbreak, refusal, and recognition. And yet it still feels like you are close by, surrounding us with your memory and your light. Your one-of-a-kind spirit has authored an indelible imprint on our hearts- our jokes, out joy and our tenderness.

Eternally grateful for the love, life, and creative passion you shared with us and the world. We miss you more than words can express.

Love,

M, J, D, R, B"

The band also direct fans who are in need of support to seek help from suicide prevention helplines, pointing fans towards Chester.LinkinPark.com

Linkin Park bassist Dave Farrell has also taken to instagram to share his own emotional tribute to Chester, which you can read below:

"Chester,
In the past year, there hasn’t been a day that has gone by that I haven’t thought of you. I miss you, and it still hurts to not have you here. I chose not to speak at your memorial because I couldn’t formulate the words to adequately express how I felt... I chose not to speak at the Celebration of Life Concert honoring you because I knew I’d struggle to even be able to speak at all. And today, a year after your passing, I still struggle to try and eloquently express what you mean to your family, your friends, your fans... and to me. There is so much that I feel, and that I could say, and that I would want to say, and that I don’t know how to say... but one thing I know for certain, is that you are loved, and you are missed.
Be Well My Friend,
Dave"

Chester, In the past year, there hasn’t been a day that has gone by that I haven’t thought of you. I miss you, and it still hurts to not have you here. I chose not to speak at your memorial because I couldn’t formulate the words to adequately express how I felt... I chose not to speak at the Celebration of Life Concert honoring you because I knew I’d struggle to even be able to speak at all. And today, a year after your passing, I still struggle to try and eloquently express what you mean to your family, your friends, your fans... and to me. There is so much that I feel, and that I could say, and that I would want to say, and that I don’t know how to say... but one thing I know for certain, is that you are loved, and you are missed. Be Well My Friend, Dave

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If you or someone you know needs support, there is help available:

UK Samaritans: 116 123
jo@samaritans.org

US LifeLine: 1-800-273-TALK