Linkin Park Releases Official Statement Following Chester Bennington’s Death

Chester Bennington passed away last week. The famous Linkin Park musician decided to commit suicide and was found dead in his home in Los Angeles. Chester hanged himself. Following his death, a lot of people took to social media to express their shock and regret for what happened.

Linkin Park band members also shared a series of messages, but no official statement. The official statement came only yesterday, when the band released a very emotional message. “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,” the official statement said.

“You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realised. In the past few days, we’ve seen an outpouring of love and support, both public and private, from around the world,” the statement added. The statement was actually written in the form of a letter addressed to Chester. “Your absence leaves a void that can never be filled—a boisterous, funny, ambitious, creative, kind, generous voice in the room is missing,” it said.

“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,” the emotional statement added.

It is unclear what Linkin Park plans to do at this point, now that Chester is gone. This is something that the band also admitted in its statement. The statement said that Linkin Park did not know what will happen in the future.

Meanwhile, the coroner’s office confirmed that Chester hanged himself and claimed that no drugs were found in his Los Angeles home. A half empty bottle of alcohol was found in the room where Chester’s body was discovered. There was no suicide note left behind by the star.

Linkin Park Launches Suicide Prevention Website

There is no doubt in the fact that one of the saddest news of last week for all Linkin Park fans from around the world has been the death of Chester Bennington, the frontman of the famous band. Chester has suffered from depression, drugs and alcohol abuse, and committed suicide hanging himself.

The fact that he battled depression has been widely known because Chester himself has talked about this subject during various interviews. Chester left behind a wife and six children. Now, his bandmates decided to pay tribute to Chester by launching the website chester.linkinpark.com, which features a series of contact numbers and sites for suicide prevention.

The new site was launched on Saturday, a couple of day after Chester’s death was announced. “In case you or someone you know needs support, here are some resources,” the site says, adding a list of contact numbers and important information for suicide prevention. The site also has a column where fans can pay tribute to Chester.

Previously, the famous band announced its decision to cancel the rest of its One More Light World Tour, following the death of Chester. At the time of his death, the band was set to perform in a series of locations in the US, as part of their world tour. Since the concerts were canceled, fans were offered refunds.

The reason for Chester’s suicide is of course unclear. The only thing that is known at this point is that no one talked about a note potently left behind by the star. Chester committed suicide at the age of 41 on what would have been the birthday of Chris Cornell, one of his closest friends. Cornell also committed suicide in May. The singer was 52 years old. Chris Cornell also hanged himself.

Of course, a lot of famous people took to social media following Chester’s death, to pay tribute to the famous musician. Among them were Bling-182, as well as famous 20 Seconds to Mars frontman Jerad Leto. “When I think of Chester I remember his smile, his laughter, his intelligence, kindness and talent. That absolutely unforgettable voice that was at once – delicate, ferocious and always full of emotion,” Leto shared.

Linkin Park to Cancel Tour

Linkin Park has suffered a huge loss with the death of its frontman, Chester Bennington. Chester committed suicide in Los Angeles earlier this week. The famous singer hanged himself, while several reports claimed that he was dealing with depression, drug and alcohol abuse.

As imagined, following the tragic death of Chester, the band decided to cancel its tour. The organizers of the tour are offering refunds to everyone who purchased tickets and will not be able now to attend the concert.

“We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington,” an official statement from the band’s tour promoters said. “The Linkin Park One More Light North American Tour has been canceled and refunds are available at point of purchase. Our thoughts go out to all those affected,” the same statement added.

There is no official statement from the band with regards to what happened and it is yet to see how this whole situation will be handled. Chester was 41 years old and left behind six children. He was set to perform a series of concerts with Linkin Park. The band recently ended its European tour and was set to start its North American performance. The band was supposed to have a concert in October in Los Angeles.

After the death of Chester Bennington, Linkin Park’s US music sales increased spectacularly. Nielsen Music reported that the sales grew with 5,332% compared to sales a day before. Some of the best-selling songs of the band included “In the End”, “Numb”, “Heavy”, “Somewhere I Belong” or “What I’ve Done.” The latest album of the band, One More Light, also gained a lot of attention from fans. Other albums that are expected to have high sales are Hybrid Theory and Meteora.

Without a doubt, Chester Bennington will remain in the hearts of Linkin Park fans from all around the world and his music will always be alive.

Chester Bennington Committed Suicide

The world of music and Linkin Park fans from all around the world were shocked with the latest news. Chester Bennington, the frontman of the famous band, committed suicide. Bennington hanged himself at a private residence in Los Angeles.

The famous singer was 41 years old. TMZ reported that the star was found dead at the property in Palos Verdes Estates on Thursday morning. The exact reason why Chester committed suicide has not been revealed at this point. However, it has been reported that he had been dealing with drugs and alcohol addiction for years.

Previously, Chester revealed that he thought about committing suicide because he was abused as a child by an older man. Another thing that has been revealed at this point is that Chester has been a close friend with famous singer Chris Cornell. Cornell also committed suicide this year, in May. Furthermore, Chester killed himself on the day when Chris would have turned 53.

Chester and Chris were so close that after it has been revealed that Chris passed away, Chester posted a very emotional message on social media saying that he “can’t imagine a world without you in it.”
The news of Chester’s death was almost immediately confirmed by his bandmate, Mike Shinoda, who shared a message on social media saying: “Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.”

Soon after, several reports claimed that Chester had been dealing with depression for quite some time. Several reports talked about a previous interview with Chester, who revealed his struggles. “I find myself getting into these patterns of behavior or thought – especially when I’m stuck up here [in my head]; I like to say that ‘this is like a bad neighborhood, and I should not go walking alone,” he said. The famous singer also said that most of his problems are actually caused by himself.

Chester had six children. He was married to Talinda Ann Bentley, and the two have actually been married for no less than 12 years. No other details have been revealed at this point.

Adele Has to Protect her Voice

Famous singer Adele needs to make sure that she will not use too much her voice in the near future due to the fact that she is dealing with damaged vocal cords. In fact, the famous singer has been forced to use “sign language” to communicate, as she actually is unable to make a sound.

So, according to The Sun, the talented singer is in the necessity of using sign language to communicate with everyone, including her husband. This is a must for the star to rest her voice because she had damaged her vocal cords. The issue was first revealed earlier this month, when Adele actually had to cancel two final shows because she couldn’t properly use her voice. Soon after that, her doctors told Adele that she had to completely rest her voice.

So, this means that Adele is not allowed to make any sounds. Of course, the only thing left for her to do to be able to communicate with other people was to use sign language. The star “made-up sign language” and she continued to use that for days. Reportedly, Adele was very committed to avoiding talking, so she actually refused to talk even when she was looking for a school for her son, Angelo.

Apparently, Adele visited a potential school for her boy, who is four years old, and she actually visited a posh pre school in London. Her husband was also accompanying Adele. The star made absolutely no sound and managed to stay on that track although she was asked direct questions by a lot of people who did not know that she needed to rest her voice.

“She was gesturing wildly at times to Simon to communicate and he was doing all the talking for them,” a source explained. “It was almost funny at times because he joked that it was her made-up sign language. It looked like it was really frustrating her and she stroked her throat a few times as if it was hurting her,” the same insider added. Well, hopefully the rest period will help Adele and the famous singer will be able to get back on the stage very fast.

Miley Cyrus Opens Up about New Self

Miley Cyrus has definitely become widely known for her wild image and the fact that she twerked, smoked pot or attended a series of wild parties. Well, that has been quite some time ago, as Miley seems to be now a changed person. The famous singer actually claimed that she feels like a different person.

This means that wild partying days are gone for Miley. Although Miley is no longer interested in smoking or twerking, the star claimed that she really has no regrets when it comes to her wild past. In fact, Miley said that she has just changed. The star opened up during an interview with Harper’s Bazaar.

“I feel really kind of far away from that person,” the famous singer explained. “I just want people to see that this is who I am right now. I’m not saying I’ve never been myself. … Who I was on the last record was really who I am. It’s just myself has been a lot of different people because I change a lot,” she said.

Miley went on to say that she never intended to show off too much of her body, but she was willing to share the fact that women should be able to do what they want. “I didn’t want to show up to photo shoots and be the girl who would get my tits out and stick out my tongue,” she explained. “In the beginning, it was kind of like saying, ‘F**k you. Girls should be able to have this freedom or whatever.’ But it got to a point where I did feel sexualized,” the star added.

“I think I’m just figuring out who I am at such a rapid pace that it’s hard for me to keep up with myself,” Miley explained. “People get told that it’s a bad thing to change. Like, people will say, ‘You’ve changed.’ And that’s supposed to be derogatory. But you are supposed to change all the time,” she added.

Miley also said that she felt she had a powerful message for people from all over the world. She claimed that she thinks that she was able to show everyone that they can be who they really are. The singer also said that she just wants to be herself and not fall into a stereotype.

Jay-Z and Kanye West Feud Because of Kanye’s Rant

The fact that Jay-Z and Kanye West have been feuding is no longer a secret for anyone. It all started with a song released by Jay-Z, which dissed Kanye and said that the famous rapper was actually insane. As imagined, Kanye was not happy with this. Related or not, the rapper decided to sue Tidal, Jay’s company, seeking some money he is allegedly owed.

But what caused this feud between Kanye and Jay-Z, who were always known to have been friends? Well, it seems that it all started with the public rant that Kanye had last year in the middle of a concert. It seems that Jay-Z did not forget or forgive Kanye for that, and he might think that the rapper’s medical condition was not an excuse for the comments Kanye made about him and his wife Beyonce.

TMZ reported that Jay-Z was extremely furious with Kanye when he made certain claims about Beyonce on stage and then about himself. The event happened on November 19th in Sacramento. Kanye basically called out Jay-Z for shutting him out of his life. Jay-Z made no comments after that and it seems that now, more than half a year later, he decided to diss Kanye in his new single Kill Jay Z.

In his song, Jay Z claims that “I know people backstab you I felt bad too. But this f*** everybody attitude ain’t natural. But you ain’t a saint, this ain’t kumbaye. But you got hurt because you did cool by ‘Ye. You gave him $20 million without blinkin’. He gave you 20 minutes on stage, f*** was he thinking’? f*** wrong with everybody is what you sayin’. But if everybody’s crazy, you’re the one that’s insane.”

An insider allegedly close to Kanye said that the famous rapper understands that Jay-Z might be upset. “Kanye was days away from going to a psych ward with some really serious mental issues. We get why he [Jay] was upset, but give Kanye a break,” the source said. There is no official comment for the moment from the two, so it is yet to see how far things will go.

Chris Cornell Could have Used a Series of Drugs before Suicide

According to a new TMZ report, famous singer Chris Cornell might have used a series of drugs before his suicide a week ago. The star hanged himself in his hotel room and his body was discovered by his bodyguard. Initially it had been revealed that Chris took Ativan before he committed suicide, but now TMZ reported that the star had some fresh marks on his arm, which could indicate that he might have been under the influence of other drugs, as well.

TMZ cited some sources claiming that the tracks on Chris’ arms were “obvious.” And considering that the singer had a history of using drugs, there is no wonder that such claims emerged. However, some toxicology tests are being made on the star’s body, so it is yet to see if drugs will be found in his system.

An important aspect to mention is that Ted Keedick, Chris’ tour manager previously said that the star seemed “high” during the concert he held the day before his death. The singer’s wife claimed that Chris took “an extra Ativan or two” before he was found dead in his room. She said that he seemed sad when she talked to him on the phone, and she suspected something might be wrong this is why she asked Chris’ bodyguard to check on him.

Vicky Cornell has opened up in a letter to her late husband, saying that he was the best father and husband. “You had always said I saved you, that you wouldn’t be alive if it were not for me. My heart gleamed to see you happy, living and motivated. Excited for life. Doing everything you could to give back. We had the time of our lives in the last decade and I’m sorry, my sweet love, that I did not see what happened to you that night,” the letter said.

Vicky also said that she was sorry Chris was alone. The letter went on to add that Vicky will “think of you every minute of every day and I will fight for you. You were right when you said we are soulmates. It has been said that paths that have crossed will cross again, and I know that you will come find me, and I will be here waiting.”

Chris Cornell’s Wife Says the Singer was Tired before Suicide

Chris Cornell’s death was without a doubt a shock for the whole world. Although not much detail has been revealed with regards to what happened, now, a police report may make some light over the events.

In the police report, the wife of the late singer, Vicky Cornell, gives some details of her last conversation with her husband. Chris committed suicide in his hotel room and it has been claimed that he was very tired before his death. The police report was obtained by The Detroit News. The report indicated that the star told his wife that “I am just tired.”

Vicky told the police that she had conversations with her husband after his concert in Detroit and she noticed that something was not right after having those discussions. “He was different,” Vicky said. “When he told me he may have taken an extra Ativan or two, I contacted security and asked that they check on him,” she also said.

Chris received two Ativan pills from his bodyguard, Martin Kristin. The singer allegedly took this medication for his anxiety. Martin left the room and Chris remained alone, however, he returned to the room after Vicky called him and asked him to check on her husband. Martin said that the security of the hotel did not allow him to enter the room because “he is not registered to that room.” Martin finally kicked the door open and found Chris “laying on the bathroom floor.” Allegedly, blood was running down his mouth and Chris had an exercise band around his neck.

TMZ reported that the singer fastened the band to a carabiner that had been lodged into the doorframe, which lead to indentation marks. The police, who soon arrived on the scene, said that Chris’ wife “stated victim is a recovered drug addict.” “Chris, a recovering addict, had a prescription for Ativan and may have taken more Ativan than recommended dosages. The family believes that if Chris took his life, he did not know what he was doing, and that drugs or other substances may have affected his actions,” a statement from the family’s lawyer also said.

Taylor Swift Spotted Out for the First Time in Months

Famous singer Taylor Swift has decided to stay away from the spotlight in the last couple of months. However, it seems that now Taylor decided to make an appearance. And the star was not seen on the red carpet, but actually she was spotted as she arrived at the home of her parents in Nashville, Tennessee.

The famous singer decided to visit Tennessee over the weekend for Mother’s Day. TMZ reported that Taylor arrived at her parents’ home on Saturday and stayed until Sunday. The famous singer of course took her private jet for the short visit. The reason why the singer has avoided public appearances so far is not that widely known.

So, Taylor has been spotted the last time out during the Super Bowl weekend, in February. She performed during the event and since then she maintained a very low profile. The star has not given any reasons for her decision to stay away from the public eye and there is no apparent reason why she wanted to do this. What seems certain is that Taylor has been focusing a lot on reducing her public appearances.

Some have claimed that the reason why the singer has been staying away from the spotlight could be linked to potential intentions to work on her next album. However, Taylor has not confirmed this, but some reports made this supposition. “Taylor has been writing and recording her new album in Nashville for the last several months,” an insider said according to E! News.

“She has been working on it around the clock and will be making an announcement soon. She is really excited about her new music and can’t wait to share it with her fans,” the same source added. “She has entirely focused on that and not much else. She has been 100 percent dedicated to making music the last few months and that’s it,” it concluded.
So, it seems that Taylor has been focusing on her music, at least this is what her fans hope it is happening.