Linking Park frontman Chester Bennington committed suicide on 21 July leaving millions of his fans shattered. One of the biggest rock stars in the international music circuit had a history of physical and substance abuse. Ever since the news of his suicide, his fans from all over the world are in utter shock and grieving over the death of their favorite superstar.
Today, Linkin Park has posted an official statement on the Facebook. The post starts with “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.” and ends with “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,”
Linkin Park has also created a suicide prevention website Chester.LinkinPark.com to assist people who are suffering from depression and need some help. The website features suicide prevention information including phone numbers for the US services Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Crisis Text Line. The site also shows social media messages from fans paying tribute to the singer.
Read the full Facebook post here.
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,