On August 22, 2017, Linkin Park posted a statement, thanking fans for their love and support following the death of Chester Bennington. Bennington died of suicide by hanging back in July at the age of 40. In the statement, the band announced a special event that is currently in the works to be held in Los Angeles with details coming soon.
Following Bennington’s death, a page on Linkin Park’s website was developed to provide suicide awareness and resources as well as a place for fans around the world to pay tribute to the leading band member. The statement mentions that the band hopes to carry on with the love and support they have received from fans.