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Linkin Park Pays Tribute to Late Chester Bennington on His First Death Anniversary

Updated On 21 Jul, 2018 Published On

Chester Bennington's first death anniversary! It's been one year of the death of the legendary singer - died at the age of 41 - and his Linkin Park bandmates are still mourning his death.

The rock band, whose members are Mike Shinoda, Joe HahnRob Bourdon, Dave Farrell and Brad Delson took to Instagram on Friday, July 20 to share an emotional tribute to the late singer.

Alongside a candid photo of Bennington, the rock band wrote,

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, our joy, and our tenderness.

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

The post was signed with “love,” along with the hashtags, “#MakeChesterProud” and “#320ChangesDirection.”

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Bennington had died of an apparent suicide on 20 July 2017 in his Los Angeles home. Prior to his passing, the Grammy-winning singer had struggled with depression and substance abuse for years 

At the time, Linkin Park released a statement about their frontman.

The statement read,

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.

They also honored Bennington on October 27, with a tribute concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Bennington, who was married twice; to Samantha Marie Olit (1996 - 2005) and Talinda Ann Bentley (2005 - 2017), and had a total of six children, joined the band in 1999.

Their most recent album is One More Light which they released in May of last year.