Linkin Park Bandmate Mike Shinnoda pays Tribute to Chester sharing an Old Photo on Instagram
The front man of the famous rock band Linkin Park Chester Bennington was found dead at the midnight on Thursday, July 20 in his own house in Palos Verdes Estates, California. The one time Grammy Award winner singer/songwriter died at the age of 41 by hanging himself leaving behind millions of his fans a and admirers in tears.
The late singer has left the physical world but his larger than life legacy leaves on for decades.
The front man of Linkin Park Chester Bennington is no more! Found dead in his own house on July 20
The news on the late Chester shocked many of the biggies from the industry and many reacted with words of condolences and respect for the late front man of Linkin Park. And the music world is totally in mourn with the loss of Chester.
Mike Shinoda, the co-founder of Linkin Park shared an old picture of the band back via Instagram from the 1990s showing his sorrowful tribute for the late Chester, one of the greatest musicians of the 21st century.
1997 or 1998...I think this was the first photo we ever took together. We had just told Chester that we wanted him to join the band. He said he was ready to move out from Arizona to L.A. We went to a pizza place near UCLA to hang out and talk about what to do next. 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.
On the same day, his band issued its official note and has cancelled their One More Light Tour to be on the floor in August.
Other members of Linkin Park shared a heartfelt letter to the late singer/songwriter on the band's Facebook page.
Here's the full letter:
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,