Dear LP fans all over the world,
with massive sorrow we have to report that Chester Bennington has committed suicide by hanging this morning. TMZ reported all the details, but to be honest, they don’t matter. What matters is that we lost another beautiful person to this horrible disease. Today would have been Chris Cornell’s birthday. Chester leaves a wife and 6 beautiful children. Please seek help if you feel depressed.
I know that a lot of fan sites are still waiting for an official statement by the band. It’s the right thing to do, but we are always being honest with you: it’s been reported by Ted Stryker and Bobby Hundreds who are close to the band. Every big news outlet shared the news. At this point we just doubt that it suddenly turns out to be fake.
Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) July 20, 2017
Message us if you need someone to talk to. We’ll be on Twitter and FB.
Work just called and said get here and get on the radio. How can we do him justice. I can't say the words. I'm so sorry Chester Bennington.
— Ted Stryker (@TedStryker) July 20, 2017
I just lost another friend to suicide. Please get help if you are depressed. This is no joke. Please.
— Bobby Hundreds (@bobbyhundreds) July 20, 2017