Footage of Chester Bennington’s last gig with Linkin Park before his tragic death has emerged, and it’s such a touching reminder of his talent.
The news broke that Chester had been found dead in Los Angeles yesterday (July 20), with law enforcement officials confirming they are investigating it as a possible suicide.
Tributes have since poured in for the frontman, as fans and peers remember Chester’s passion for music and his unique, pioneering talent.
Linkin Park last performed together only two weeks ago, playing headline shows in London and Birmingham on their visit to the UK. Watch a powerful performance of ‘Crawling’ from their Birmingham date below.
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Just hours before news of Bennington’s death rocked the music world, Linkin Park released their latest music video for the track ‘Talking to Myself’, from the album One More Light.
Featuring footage of the group’s live performances, including moments of Chester in his element on stage, the video has now become a poignant tribute to the musician’s artistry.
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News of Chester’s death was confirmed by his Linkin Park bandmate Mike Shinoda in a tweet last night, although no official statement from the band has yet been released.
Linkin Park’s record label Warner Music has paid a moving tribute, with its chairman Cameron Strang saying: “Chester Bennington was an artist of extraordinary talent and charisma, and a human being with a huge heart and a caring soul.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful family, his bandmates and his many friends. All of us at WBR join with millions of grieving fans around the world in saying: we love you Chester and you will be forever missed.”
As of this morning (July 21), Linkin Park have been paying tribute to Chester with photos of the singer across their social media sites.
Suicide is preventable. Readers who are affected by the issues raised in this story are encouraged to contact Samaritans on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org), or Mind on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk).
Readers in the US are encouraged to contact the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255.
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