It's really hard to believe, but it's already been one whole year since we've lost Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington. Chester was such a prolific force in the alternative music world with an incredible voice that was absolutely unmistakable.
On the anniversary of his death, the surviving members of LP have written an emotional open letter to their brother which was posted to their website.
The bandmates wrote:
To our brother Chester,
It has been a year since your passing—a surreal rotation of grief, heartbreak, refusal, and recognition. And yet it sill feels like you are close by, surrounding us with your memory and your light. Your one-of-a-kind spirit has authored an indelible imprint on our hearts—our jokes, our joy, and our tenderness.
Eternally grateful for the love, life, and creative passion you shared with us and the world. We miss you more than words can express.
M, J, D, R, B
Bassist Dave “Phoenix” Farrell also posted a letter of his own:
In the past year, there hasn’t been a day that has gone by that I haven’t thought of you. I miss you, and it still hurts to not have you here. I chose not to speak at your memorial because I couldn’t formulate the words to adequately express how I felt… I chose not to speak at the Celebration of Life Concert honoring you because I knew I’d struggle to even be able to speak at all. And today, a year after your passing, I still struggle to try and eloquently express what you mean to your family, your friends, your fans… and to me. There is so much that I feel, and that I could say, and that I would want to say, and that I don’t know how to say… but one thing I know for certain, is that you are loved, and you are missed.
Be Well My Friend,
In addition, the band created a new tribute website to Chester featuring fan testimonials. Take a look:
Though he's gone he will never be forgotten. Today we also remember Chris Cornell as it his birthday. The two were very close friends and god father's to each other's children. Though you may have seen it before here's chilling video of the two performing together.