Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Linkin Park planning Chester Bennington tribute event

Linkin Park have revealed plans for an upcoming tribute event to their late singer, Chester Bennington, following his July 20 passing at the age of 41.

“Just wanted to say thank you to all our fans around the world for the tremendous outpouring of love, which has strengthened our spirit during this incredibly difficult time,” writes bassist Dave "Phoenix" Farrell and the group in a new message across their social media sites. “The five of us are so grateful for all of your support as we heal and build the future of Linkin Park.

“We are working on a special public event in Los Angeles to honor Chester's memory, and look forward to sharing details with you soon.”

Bennington died of suicide by hanging at his Palos Verdes Estates residence after an employee discovered the rocker hanging from a belt on a bedroom door inside his Los Angeles home.

Survived by his wife, Talinda, and six children, the singer was laid to rest in private ceremony at South Coast Botanic Garden near his home on July 29 that was attended by his family, closest friends and fellow musicians.

Following his passing, Linkin Park launched a tribute website to their fallen bandmate with links to suicide prevention resources in case fans, or someone they know, needs support during a time of crisis.

Visit the #RIPChester website here.

See also:

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