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A Year Since Chester’s Death

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Popular singer and song writer – Chester Bennington committed suicide last year in July. The Linkin Park singer had battled depression for a long time; he had even spent time in rehab. But six months up to his death, he remained sober.

Linkin Park’s Tribute to Chester

On Chester Bennington’s first death anniversary, Linkin Park paid a tribute to him. The band posted a heart-touching status on Facebook in the memory of their dearest singer. The post read as,

“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 band also added information about the Suicide Prevention Helpline for anybody who might need it.

Following, Chester’s death, the band did a three-hour-long tribute concert at the Hollywood Bowl with members of No Doubt, System of a Down, Avenged Sevenfold, Sum-41, Bush and Yellowcard. Later that same year, Linkin Park released a live album named ‘One More Light Live’. This one was recorded in Chester’s last tour.

Linkin Park Always Remember Chester Bennington

Not just this, but ever since his suicide, Linkin Park members have been remembering him in all possible ways. Singer Mike Shinoda came up with his solo album ‘Post Traumatic’ which was deeply influenced by his fellow singer’s death.

Linkin Park bassist Dave Farrell made an Instagram post dedicated to Chester Bennington. He wrote that,

“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. 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.”

Chester Bennington led a hard life before he killed himself. As a child, he went through sexual abuse, childhood bullying, and even suffered his parents’ divorce. Chester resorted to drug and alcohol abuse, and even spent time in rehab for it. The depressed singer turned to music and poetry to get past his addiction and emotional trauma.

Lately, we have lost so many of our singers and celebrities to suicide and depression that checking up on our fellows has become more important than ever.

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