Gerard Way Talks About Chester Bennington's Impact On His Life

As the music world and fans mourn the loss of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, we find out just how much of an impact he had on so many people's lives.

One of those people: former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way.

Gerard sat down with Nerdist to talk about just how much Chester meant to him after the two bands toured together in '07.

“I was devastated to hear about Chester. He was actually at my wedding. Not a lot of people were there because we got married super quickly at the end of the tour when half the people had gone home. So there were literally only 30 or 40 people there, and he was one of them.”

“His band and bringing us on tour, that changed my life. I met my wife. We have an amazing life now and a daughter. My memories of that period and meeting [wife] Linds again are tied into Chester and his band.

“It’s so sad. I think a lot about mental health and it’s something I’ve always wanted to address in [comic series] Doom Patrol, so I definitely think we’ll see a lot more of that now. I’ve been through depression, dark times, and therapy. I can really apply that stuff to these characters.”

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