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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. 

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.

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/


An episode of Carpool Karaoke featuring Chester Bennington has been released in memory of the late singer.

Linkin Park had filmed the episode with actor Ken Jeong, just six days before Chester took his own life in July of this year.

The band published the clip on its Facebook page today along with the message: “With the blessing of Chester's family and his bandmates, we share this episode, and dedicate it to the memory of Chester.”

With Chester in the driving seat, the band (and Ken) can been seen laughing and joking in between joyous renditions of some of Linkin Park's greatest hits as well as covers of Outkast’s Hey YaUnder The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama and Aerosmith’s I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.

The episode's release comes after the show's creator, James Corden, said Chester's family would make the final decision as to whether or not it would go to air.

“We will approach it in whichever manner his family or the people that were involved in that episode, however they would like it to be handled.”

Check out the full clip below:


In the wake of Chester Bennington's untimely death in July of this year, Linkin Park's fans and followers questioned whether the band's participation in The Late Late Show's Carpool Karaoke would ever make it to air.

Late Late Show host, James Corden, made it abundantly clear that the decision lay in the hands of Chester's family and former bandmates.

"We will approach it in whichever manner his family or the people that were involved in that episode, however they would like it to be handled. We consider it not our decision to make," James explained following the frontman's death.

"We will navigate it as delicately as possible and just adhere to whatever wishes they would want because I don't think there's any other way we could deal with it. It's a tragedy," he added.


Over the course of the last two months, those involved discussed the matter, and last night Linkin Park announced on Facebook that the episode, which was filmed shortly before Chester's death, would air on Thursday October 12 this year.

The news has been met with delight by social media users, with one writing: "Cannot wait to watch it. Suspect will be crying with both laughter and sadness, but none the less, will be amazing to see."

"So very grateful we'll get to see this. It's going to hit everyone hard again, but in a bittersweet way," added another.

The episode, which also features The Hangover star, Ken Jeong, will be streamed for free on Facebook and will be available to view on Apple TV.


It's been just over two months since Linkin Park frontman, Chester Bennington, took his own life at his home in Palos Verdes Estates in California.

And as his fans and followers come to terms with the singer's passing, his family, friends and former bandmates have done their utmost to remind the public of the person behind the chart-topping songs and albums.

Taking to Twitter this week, Linkin Park shared backstage footage of the 41-year-old during a lighthearted moment, writing: "Cherishing all the times Chester made us laugh. Taking a look back at some of our favourite LPTV moments."

The short clip has amassed a huge response, with social media users paying tribute to the father-of-six in the aftermath of his death this summer.

"I’ve been doing the same thing! Watching made me smile/laugh. Grateful we have these moments," responded one fan to the band's poignant post.

"What a guy. Chester was one of a kind, and things like this will live on forever!" added another.

Recently, Chester's wife, Talinda Bennington, shared a video of her late husband just 36 hours before his death – footage which showed the singer in high spirits as he relaxed with his family.

Reminding the public that people who suffer from depression often do so in silence, writing: "This is what depression looked like to us just 36 hrs b4 his death. He loved us SO much & we loved him." (sic)

The band's upload last night has amassed more than 30,000 likes so far.


Following the tragic death of Chester Bennington earlier this year, Linkin Park have announced that they will come together for a one-night-only celebration concert in memory of the late singer.

The American rockers will be joined by a host of fellow musicians and promise fans "an unforgettable night of music to honour the man that touched the lives of so many around the world."

A statement posted on the band's official website reads: “Linkin Park announce a special show in honour of Chester. The one-night-only celebration will take place in Los Angeles at the legendary Hollywood Bowl on Friday, October 27, 2017.”

The singer died by suicide at his Los Angeles home on July 20, just days before Linkin Park were due to embark on a North American tour.

His death shocked fans around the world, and in an effort to help others who may be experiencing similar mental health issues, his family have set up a suicide awareness charity.

Tickets for the tribute concert go on sale this Friday, September 22.


Talinda Bennington, widow of the late Chester Bennington, has thanked James Corden and producers for allowing the family to decide whether an episode of Carpool Karaoke featuring the Linkin Park singer will go to air.

The 41-year-old died by suicide at his Los Angeles home on July 20, just days before Linkin Park were due to embark on a North American tour.

The singer was also due to appear in an upcoming episode of Carpool Karaoke: The Series, but James Corden has said that Chester's family should decide whether it is shown or not.

Corden told the Associated Press: “We will approach it in whichever manner his family or the people that were involved in that episode, however they would like it to be handled.

“We will navigate it as delicately as possible and just adhere to whatever wishes they would want because I don’t think there’s any other way we could deal with it. It’s a tragedy.”

Talinda then took to Twitter to thank the talk show host for his comments:

The first episode of Carpool Karaoke: The Series was shown on Apple Music on Wednesday.


Talinda Bennington, Chester Bennington’s wife and mother to three of his six children, has released a heartbreaking statement following his tragic death last week. 

"One week ago, I lost my soulmate and my children lost their hero – their Daddy,” she wrote.

"We had a fairytale life and now it has turned into some sick Shakespearean tragedy."

"How do I move on? How do I pick up my shattered soul? The only answer I know is to raise our babies with every ounce of love I have left. I want to let my community and the fans worldwide know that we feel your love. We feel your loss as well. My babies are so young to have lost their daddy. And I know that all of you will help keep his memory alive."

Talinda finished off the tribute with a poignant reminder that Chester is now “pain-free singing his songs in all of our hearts.”

"May God bless us all and help us turn to one another when we are in pain. Chester would've wanted us to do so. Rest In Peace, my love."

The singer died by suicide at his Los Angeles home on July 20, just days before Linkin Park were due to embark on a North American tour.

Since then, fellow musicians have taken to social media to share their condolences, including Chester's bandmates who released a touching statement on their official website.


Following the death of Linkin Park's, Chester Bennington, the band have paid an emotional tribute to the lead singer in their first official statement since the tragedy.

Chester was found dead at his home in Los Angeles last Thursday. It has since been confirmed by the Los Angeles County coroner that the 41-year-old died by suicide.

In a letter simply titled 'Dear Chester', posted on Linkin Park's official website, the group said “Our hearts are broken,” adding that “the shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened”.

The statement continued: “You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realised. In the past few days, we’ve seen an outpouring of love and support, both public and private, from around the world. Talinda and the family appreciate it, and want the world to know that you were the best husband, son, and father; the family will never be whole without you.”

The band released their latest album, One More Light, in May this year and were due to embark on a North American tour later this week.

The future of the band is not yet known, however, in the letter, the group noted that Chester's absence “leaves a void that can never be filled—a boisterous, funny, ambitious, creative, kind, generous voice in the room is missing.”

It continued, "We’re trying to remind ourselves that the demons who took you away from us were always part of the deal. After all, it was the way you sang about those demons that made everyone fall in love with you in the first place.”

“You fearlessly put them on display, and in doing so, brought us together and taught us to be more human. You had the biggest heart, and managed to wear it on your sleeve.”

“Our love for making and performing music is inextinguishable. While we don’t know what path our future may take, we know that each of our lives was made better by you. Thank you for that gift. We love you, and miss you so much.”

Chester is survived by his wife Talinda, their son Tyler and twin daughters Lilly and Lils as well as three children from his previous relationships.


In sad news this evening, Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has died.

According to TMZ, the singer died by suicide and reportedly hanged himself in his home in LA.

His body was discovered this morning just before 9am.

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The 41-year-old struggled with drugs and alcohol in the past, and was very close with Chris Cornell, who also died in May.

Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this difficult time.



Maroon 5 have some explaining to do after their recent Twitter mishap.

The group were due to play two dates in China this September, and over the weekend it was announced the gigs would no longer be going ahead. The rumoured reason? A tweet posted by Maroon 5 keyboardist Jesse Carmichael about partying with the Dalai Lama.

The musician tweeted on July 6 to say he had "sang happy birthday to his holiness," something which didn't go down to well with the band's Chinese fans, due to the country's tumultuous relationship with the Dalai Lama.

The Tibetan Buddhist monk was born in China but has lived in exile in India for the last 56 years.

No official explanation has been given for the cancellation of the two concerts in Beijing and Shanghai, but  the BBC reports that the (now-deleted) tweet not only angered fans but the authorities too. The reaction to the concert's cancellation has been mixed on the Chinese social network Weibo, a Twitter/Facebook style site that is huge among Chinese young adults and teens.

"Musicians should stick to music and do their thing. Why bother with politics?" one commenter wrote, according to reports from China. "Does attending a friend's birthday party equal agreeing with his political views?" wrote another.

Maroon 5 are not the only musicians to have been the subject of strife when it came to performing in China. Oasis were apparently forced to cancel dates in China after Noel Gallagher gave his support to a Free Tibet concert in New York, while Linkin Park were also banned from the country after being photographed with the Dalai Lama in Los Angeles.

Let's hope no other concerts on the lads' tour are affected.