'The demons who took you away from us were part of the deal' - Linkin Park's letter to Chester

By Nici De Wet
25 July 2017

Linkin Park's letter to their late frontman is heartbreaking in its honesty.

Chester Bennington's Linkin Park bandmates have written a heartbreaking letter to their late frontman after his recent suicide, saying it was his "demons" that made fans fall in love with the nu-metal band. In the letter, Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Dave Farrell, Joe Hahn and Rob Bourdon express their love for the father-of-six, who over the years had battled drug and drink addictions. He had also spoken openly about being molested as a child.

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Following Chester's death fellow US rock band Blink 192 announced they've canceled their upcoming Welcome to Blinkin Park tour with Linkin Park, writing on Twitter that they're "wrecked by the loss" of their friend and "amazing musician Chester Bennington. We could never imagine playing ‘Blinkin Park’ without his incredible talent and voice."

Read more: Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dead at 41 Tributes have been pouring in from the music world for the 41-year-old who hung himself in his home, on what would have been the birthday of his close pal and Soundgarden frontman, Chris Cornell (52), who hung himself in a hotel room in May. Actor and 30 Seconds to Mars frontman, Jared Leto, also posted a touching letter to Chester on his Instagram page.

Sources: NME, MailOnline

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