Linkin Park has made an announcement on social media that the band is making preparations to hold a public event in honor of Chester Bennington.


“Just wanted to say thank you to all our fans around the world for the tremendous outpouring of love which has strengthened our spirit during this incredibly difficult time”, reads the message tweeted by Linkin Park on August 22.

The band members added that they were grateful for the fans’ support during the mourning period following the suicide of the Linkin Park’s frontman Chester Bennington.

“We are working on a special public event in Los Angeles to honor Chester’s memory”, the message continued. The statement ends with “peace and love” and is signed by the band’s bassist, Phoenix Farrell.


Chester Bennington’s family held a private funeral on July 29, in Palos Verdes, California. The service, attended by about 200 people, had high security measures and all of those invited received band wrists and access passes, just like at the concerts.

Fans of Chester and of Linkin Park were able to attend memorials organized in different parts of the world by fan clubs.

Chester Bennington committed suicide by hanging on July 20. His body was found at his home in Los Angeles, on the late morning hours. Police ruled out an overdose, as there were no drugs in the vicinity of the body and nor was enough alcohol. Bennington was 41-years-old.

The musician was known to have been struggling with alcohol abuse and depression for years. He has also spoken candidly on the two matters, on numerous occasions.

Bennington’s death was linked to his best friend’s suicide, Chris Cornell, who also hanged himself, just two months earlier. His tribute to Cornell and his depressive mood led everyone to think that Chester followed into Chris’ footsteps.