It's been one year today that the world lost a talented musician, in the form of Linkin Park frontman, Chester Bennington.
He tragically lost his life from suicide last July in Los Angeles at the age of 41.
The Grammy-award winner had openly spoken about his struggle with depression and his issues with substance abuse before his untimely death.
"Who cares if one more light goes out. Well, I do." – Linkin Park, One More Light
I do, too.
There is help.
One year ago today, the music world lost Chester Bennington of Linkin Park when he committed suicide. pic.twitter.com/Tzleo8Uaxa
— Eric Alper (@ThatEricAlper) July 20, 2018
His heartbroken fans took to social media in huge numbers today to mark the anniversary.
They wrote, ''the tears have started. Miss you so much Chester It feels like it was only yesterday, and yet feels like a lifetime ago.''
Another said, ''for every time that you and your music helped and help me, when I'm feel alone but your voice is with me, misunderstood but I find comfort with your words…for these 18 years and wonder how many more of infinity love…THANK YOU CHAZ.''
His bandmates paid tribute to him today, posting to Instagram.
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. Love, M, J, D, R, B #MakeChesterProud #320ChangesDirection In case you or someone you know needs support, here are some resources: Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK Chester.LinkinPark.com _ : @KaiMarksPhoto
Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, Dave Farrell, Rob Bourdon, and Brad Delson penned the emotional message.
They wrote, “it has been a year since your passing — a surreal rotation of grief, heartbreak, refusal, and recognition. And yet it [still] 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,” they continued. “We miss you more than words can express.”
Our thoughts are with Chester and all of those who loved him, today.
If you are ever experiencing suicidal feelings, please call 116 123 or visit https://suicideprevention.ie/.