LINKIN PARK Bassist Thanks Fans For Their Support, Honors Fallen Bandmate

Saturday, 29 July 2017
LINKIN PARK bassist Dave Phoenix Farrell has thanked fans for the "outpouring of love and kindness" he has received since the band's lead singer, Chester Bennington, passed away more than a week ago. Bennington was found dead in his home in Palos Verdes, California by one of his employees shortly before 9:00 a.m. on July 20. A Los Angeles County coroner confirmed that the cause of death was "suicide by hanging." "It goes without saying, this last week has been extremely difficult. The outpouring of love and kindness I've received from friends and from all over the world has been incredible," Farrell wrote in a series of tweets. "I wish I could personally thank every one of you for your love and support," he continued. "A huge part of Chester's legacy will be the memories we hold of him in our hearts. He was an enthusiastic, playful father, an honest, passionate musician, and a loyal friend." The 40-year-old musician also said that he has been "touched to see memorials that have been held worldwide" — and asked his fans to share pictures of events they have attended in Bennington's memory so he can repost them. LINKIN PARK has canceled plans for a North American tour, with the future of the group unclear at this point. Several days ago, Bennington's bandmates released a statement honoring their frontman, writing, "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."

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