Skip Nav

Linkin Park Statement About Chester Bennington's Death

Linkin Park Writes a Letter to Chester Bennington After His Death: "We Love You"

Linkin Park is currently grieving the death of frontman Chester Bennington after he died by suicide at age 41 on Thursday morning. After fellow bandmate Mike Shinoda confirmed the devastating news on Twitter, the band released an official statement about the beloved musician in the form of an open letter on Facebook:

Dear Chester,

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,

Following Chester's death, the band has cancelled its upcoming tour and is encouraging fans to share their memories of the late singer on its website.

Image Source: Getty / Jerod Harris
More from POPSUGAR
From Our Partners
Ta-Nehisi Coates Discusses Chadwick Boseman With Today Show
Watch Megan Thee Stallion Go Undercover on Social Media
LGBTQ+ Community's Response to Harry Styles's Vogue Cover
Taylor Swift Responds to Scooter Braun Selling Her Masters
Diddy Remembers Kim Porter 2 Years After Her Death
Cori Bush Posts Her Thrift Store Fashion Show on Twitter
Watch Jeopardy!'s Tribute to Alex Trebek
Night King Mocks Trump's Tweet About Winning the Election
Eva Longoria Apologises For Comments on Black Women Voters
Greta Thunberg Epically Trolls Donald Trump on Twitter
Alex Trebek Has Died at Age 80
Celebrity Reactions to the 2020 Presidential Election
Latest Celebrity