Chester Bennington (No. 3, music) passed away last week. The response from his fans was immediate and incredibly emotional. Chester and the rest of Linkin Park played a therapeutic role in so many lives. He will be deeply missed by millions and millions.
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I am devastated. I have been staring at my screen for a while now, I just don’t have the words for this. I feel like I lost a good friend. And I know that sounds stupid because how can you say that about someone you didn’t even really know personally? I don’t get it either, all I know is that my heart is broken. I never felt understood, until Chester started singing. I went through some horrible stuff he went through as well and I just.. felt connected to him. And now he’s gone. I’m so sorry. I hope his family and friends get to heal from this terrible loss. I hope he is finally at peace with himself.
I’m sorry I have been gone for a long time again. It happens too often, I know. I’m still dealing with mental issues myself, I’m not sure if it will ever get better. But for this I had to make an exception. I tried to make something special for him and for the rest of the band. I made a photoset of every chorus of the new album. I hope you guys like it. I know I’m not the best editor, but it was really made from the heart. Rest in peace Chester.
My good friend told me yesterday that Chester Bennington died the other day. I was very disappointed when he told me. I woke up today and played through Meteora and surprised myself when I started crying. I hadn’t heard the album in its entirety in at least 5 years and It brought back a fresh wave of emotions I had forgot about. First a small sniffle, and then as Faint came on a wave hit me and before I knew it tears bubbling up and I erupted into sobs. That song was my mantra. I am a completely different person than I was back then largely because I had Linkin Park by my side. I recited each song from memory like old friends I’d missed. They were the words I belted out at 3am in my bedroom. I wrote them on my binder and scrolled them on my clothes. And I just want to take this moment to say thank you Chester. Thank you for putting into words the emotions I was to young to understand. Thank you for being my voice of anger screaming when I couldn’t. Thank you for building a generation of fighters. And even though you couldn’t save yourself, I hope you knew you rescued so many others.