Linkin Park bandmates are still in grief after the 1st death anniversary of their brother Chester Bennington. The band members used Instagram to pay tribute to their beloved brother. Brad Delson, Mike Shinoda, Rob Bourdon, Dave Farrell, and Joe Hahn wrote an emotional message on the social media this Friday.
They wrote – it’s been a year since you left us and since that day all of us are in grief and still can’t believe the fact that you have left us. We still feel that you are near us as your memories keep surrounding us every time. The unique spirit you had left a lasting and deep impression on us.
The love and the memories you gave us will remain with us for the rest of our lives, the note continued. And the words can’t express how much we miss you. The post was then concluded with the hashtags of “#320ChangesDirection” and “#MakeChesterProud”.
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To our brother Chester, It has been a year since your passing—a surreal rotation of grief, heartbreak, refusal, and recognition. And yet it sill 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. Eternally grateful for the love, life, and creative passion you shared with us and the world. We miss you more than words can express. Love, M, J, D, R, B #MakeChesterProud #320ChangesDirection In case you or someone you know needs support, here are some resources: Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK Chester.LinkinPark.com _ 📷: @KaiMarksPhoto
Last year in July, Chester was found dead in his house at Los Angeles. After the investigation, it was reported that he committed suicide. The authorities told PEOPLE that the Linkin Park frontman hanged himself with the bedroom door in his house in Palo Verdes Estates.
The dead body of Chester was discovered by the housekeeper. According to coroner’s office, there was no drug, instrument or prescription found in the room. The officials could only find a half-empty bottle of alcohol from Chester’s room.
After the death of Chester, the head of Warner Bros. record Cameron Strang said that he was human being full of heart and the talent and charisma he had was beyond expectations.
He further said that their thoughts are with his family, friends, and bandmates. Everyone at WBR is with those grieving on this loss, we will miss you a lot Chester, he concluded with these remarks.
Chester was suffering from depression as he was abused for years before his death. After the death of Chester, Linkin Part released an official statement in which they wrote that the demons who took you away from us were the part of the deal and the way you talked about those demons make people fall in love with you.
Other than that, Linkin Park also paid tribute to their bandmate with a concert at the Hollywood Bowl on October 27. The Grammy winner joined the band in 1999 and was a father of six.
The band released their latest album in May 2017 – “One More Light“. The death anniversary was not only remembered by his bandmates but many public funerals were planned on July 20. People used “#LPMEMORIAL2018” to remember the singer. Talinda Bennington, the widow of Chester also updated the fans on Twitter about his memorials.
Last month, “Post Traumatic” album was released by Shinoda which was his single solo effort. That album acted as an honor for Chester. While talking about the album, Shinoda told PEOPLE that he was writing the album in the same way he processed it.
When I started writing the album, I was full of grief but with the passage of time everything starts looks positive and bright, Shinoda further added. Shinoda also got help from his bandmates and wife Anna after the death of Chester. He believes that this album will now help to add to his mental strength.
The singer-writer further said that the band can still do some powerful things. But at the moment, no one is ready to come forward and help as every one of us is feeling too week. But he is hopeful that one day everything will come to normal.
The fans in the US, Mexico, Germany, and UK held memorials for the Grammy winner.
While giving an interview to the Fox News, Talinda said that she can’t forget the day her husband dies. In a Twitter post, star’s wife captioned the post “RIP my love” at the 1st death anniversary of Chester.