Following Chester Bennington’s death this past 20th July, when the singer was found hanged in his residence in Palos Verde; tributes have been pouring from both the music world and fans. However, even though at first his bandmates have been silent, they have now released a statement on Twitter on the singer’s death, which reads as follows:

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,

LP

Following Bennington’s death the ‘One More Light’ North American tour, as well as the ‘Blinkin Park’ shows have been cancelled and refunds will be available.

To honor Chester Bennington, in the aftermath of his death, a website has been created where fans can leave their messages, memories, photos and tributes to the late singer by using the hashtag #RIPChester. The website is accessible here http://chester.linkinpark.com

Also, shortly after the press release on Bennington’s death, Linkin Park have now added on their website a page containing resources for those in need of support, whether it’s suicidal tendencies or depression.

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