Chester Bennington, one year on

Chester Bennington, one year on

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died a year ago this week, an event that shocked music fans around the world. 

The music world was united in paying tribute to one of the most influential musicians of the last decade or so, but some of his closest friends chose not to go public with their feelings.

Now, a year on, bandmate Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell, Linkin Park's bass guitarist, has released a heartfelt open letter to Bennington.

Chester, In the past year, there hasn’t been a day that has gone by that I haven’t thought of you. I miss you, and it still hurts to not have you here. I chose not to speak at your memorial because I couldn’t formulate the words to adequately express how I felt... I chose not to speak at the Celebration of Life Concert honoring you because I knew I’d struggle to even be able to speak at all. And today, a year after your passing, I still struggle to try and eloquently express what you mean to your family, your friends, your fans... and to me. There is so much that I feel, and that I could say, and that I would want to say, and that I don’t know how to say... but one thing I know for certain, is that you are loved, and you are missed. Be Well My Friend, Dave

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