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.