Chester Bennington was a jewel to the music industry. When news broke of his untimely death, it not only shocked the world, but it was also a difficult moment for his fans, family, and friends to accept.
Yesterday, his longtime remaining band-mates and friends in the industry, came together to honor Bennington in a concert aptly named, 'Linkin Park and Friends Celebrate Life in Honor of Chester Bennington'. The star-studded event featured artists: Blink-182, Alanis Morissette, No Doubt, and Machine Gun Kelly.
Bennington's band-mates also performed some of their hit singles, such as: 'In The End', 'Numb', 'New Divide', and their latest song, 'One More Light'.
The concert, which held over 17,000 fans, was a beautiful and tasteful event that not only celebrated the life and legacy of Chester Bennington but also gave his fans a sense of peace as they still continue to mourn his death.
Bennington was discovered in his Palos Verdes Estate home in California by his housekeeper on July 20, 2017. He died of an apparent suicide by hanging. His death occurred on what would have been his close friend and fellow singer's 53rd birthday, Chris Cornell. Cornell eerily enough committed suicide two months prior.
Bennington was very vocal in the past about his struggles with depression, citing that it came after years of being sexually abused as a child by an older man.
Bennington was a father to six children and was married to his wife, Talinda Bennington, for twelve years.
"Chester and I always loved bringing people together, and he was filled with joy when our house was full of family, friends, kids, dogs, cats, birds, turtles -- the more the merrier -- and he would have loved all of this tonight... He was incredibly proud of the work done for Music For Relief. He knew it saved lives, and saving lives is exactly what we plan to do in Chester's memory. It is time we recognize that mental health is as important as our physical health. It is my mission to make it easier to have access to mental health resources," Talinda stated at the concert.
Bennington was also godfather to Chris Cornell's son.
You can watch some highlights of the concert.
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