Read the heartrending letter Chester Bennington penned before his death

By Pam Magwaza
21 July 2017

"Thank you for allowing me to be part of your life," the Linkin Park frontman wrote in a letter to his late friend, Chris Cornell, after the Soundgarden singer committed suicide.

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington wrote an open letter to late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, exactly two months before taking his own life.

The rocker was found dead at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles County on Thursday morning. According to reports, Chester committed suicide by hanging.

The death of the Numb singer fell on the birthday of his dear friend Chris, who committed suicide by hanging in May. In the open letter, posted on Twitter, Chester wrote: "I can't imagine a world without you in it, I pray you find peace in the next life."

Chester also performed at the frontman's funeral, where he sang Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.

Following Chris's untimely death, Linkin Park did a string to tributes at their concerts. Band member Mike Shinoda told back in May that Chester had a hard time making it through rehearsals.

"He was getting halfway through and getting choked up," Mike said.

"And even when we did play the whole song and it was taped for TV he kind of just stopped towards the end."

Chris' widow Vicky Cornell tweeted shortly after the news of Chester's death broke.

Chester was also reportedly a godfather to Chris' son, also Chris.

Chester was 41 and had six children.

Sources: Telegraph, CNN, Independent UK

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