Large mural pays tribute to Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington in Sherman Oaks

SHERMAN OAKS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A giant mural has appeared in Sherman Oaks as a tribute to late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington.

The 20-foot-tall painting went up on the back of a pizza eatery. It's just off the 101 Freeway at Coldwater. The mural is so large that it can be seen from the freeway.

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Jonas Never, a local muralist, spent two days creating it.

Bennington died from suicide July 20. The singer was found hanged at his Palos Verdes Estates home. He was 41.

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Bennington was close friends with the late rocker Chris Cornell and sang a rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" at his funeral. Cornell, 52, had committed suicide in May by hanging himself. The Soundgarden singer's birthday was also on July 20.

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Like Cornell, Bennington battled drug and alcohol addiction at various times throughout his life.

His death sparked reactions from friends and fans all over the world.
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