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.