One 12 months after Chester Bennington’s loss of life, the Linkin Park frontman continues to be very a lot alive in many individuals’s hearts.
The late singer’s bandmates — Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, Dave Farrell, Rob Bourdon and Brad Delson — took to social media on Friday to share a letter devoted to their “brother.”
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“To our brother Chester, It has been a 12 months since your passing — a surreal rotation of grief, heartbreak, refusal, and recognition,” the letter posted on the band’s social media started. “And but it nonetheless seems like you might be shut by, surrounding us together with your reminiscence and your gentle. Your one-of-a-kind spirit has authored an indelible imprint on our hearts — our jokes, our pleasure, and our tenderness.”
“Eternally grateful for the love, life, and artistic ardour you shared with us and the world,” the letter continued. “We miss you greater than phrases can categorical. Love, M, J, D, R, B #MakeChesterProud #320ChangesDirection.”
Bennington died by suicide on July 20, 2017, on the age of 41. Shinoda, Hahn and Farrell additionally posted private messages on their Instagram pages.
“No photograph is the appropriate photograph, no phrases are the appropriate phrases. I’ve spent the morning revisiting outdated reminiscences and studying your posts about Chester,” Shinoda captioned his photograph.
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Farrell posted a prolonged message about how tough he nonetheless finds it to speak about Bennington’s passing.
“Prior to now 12 months, there hasn’t been a day that has passed by that I haven’t considered you. I miss you, and it nonetheless hurts to not have you ever right here,” Farrell wrote alongside a photograph of Bennington. “I selected to not communicate at your memorial as a result of I couldn’t formulate the phrases to adequately categorical how I felt… I selected to not communicate on the Celebration of Life Live performance honoring you as a result of I knew I’d battle to even be capable to communicate in any respect. And as we speak, a 12 months after your passing, I nonetheless battle to attempt to eloquently categorical what you imply to your loved ones, your mates, your followers… and to me.”
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Bennington’s spouse, Talinda, additionally wrote “R.I.P. my love” on Twitter.
In October, Bennington was honored with a highly effective tribute live performance on the Hollywood Bowl, with performances by Blink-182, Alanis Morissette, Avenged Sevenfold, No Doubt and extra.