Linkin Park planning public memorial for Chester Bennington in LA

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 09:54AM
Linkin Park is planning a special memorial in Los Angeles for lead singer Chester Bennington, who committed suicide last month.


LOS ANGELES - Linkin Park is planning a special memorial in Los Angeles for lead singer Chester Bennington, who committed suicide last month.

In a statement posted across the band's social media accounts, the remaining five members said they will begin planning a public memorial for Bennington.

"The five of us are so grateful for all of your support as we heal and build the future of Linkin Park," the band's statement reads. "We are working on a special public event in Los Angeles to honor Chester's memory, and look forward to sharing details with you soon."

The 41-year-old was found dead by hanging inside his Palos Verdes Estates home on July 20.

In the weeks since Bennington's death, the band has seen an outpouring of support from fellow musicians, celebrities, and fans all around the world.

Read the full statement from Linkin Park below.


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