Chester, oh how I miss you so much already. Your passing left me with so much pain. I didn’t even know how to comprehend the news when I first heard it. I didn’t want to believe it. You were so happy on the last day of your European Tour leg! You had a lot of plans for the future and still had so much music left in you, buddy! A week later, I have come to accept that you’re in a better place. A place where all your pain has been relieved and your demons taken far away from you.
Chester, I hope you know just how much lives you’ve touched, lives you’ve changed, and lives you’ve saved. It’s not just your music that I loved you for. I loved and looked up to you for who you were. You were the most genuine person I have ever witnessed. You’ve always been honest in everything you do. Your voice provided me with comfort during my times of darkness.
I’ve suffered anxiety and depression just like you. It’s never easy. There were times where I wanted to just give up and let go, but your music and voice told me that everything will be better eventually. I held on to your music for support and comfort. Chester, you helped me get through so much obstacles in life without even having the chance of meeting you. Without you, I wouldn’t even have an idea of what I wanted to be. If it weren’t for your music, I would still be living my parents’ dream, and not my own. I have always dreamed of pursuing a career in the music industry and that’s exactly what I’m doing now.
Thank you for everything that you’ve taught me over the years. I have yet to apply them everyday for the entirety of my life. Your stories, your laugh, and your smile will forever be in my memory. I will forever be grateful for your existence. I hope you’ve finally found peace.