The tributes have been pouring for the late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington on the fourth anniversary of the singer’s death.
Chester Bennington died aged 41 on 20 July 2017 on what would have been the the 53rd birthday of his friend and fellow musician Chris Cornell.
“You always made everything better”
Along with fans, Chester’s widow Talinda Bennington shared an emotional tribute to her late husband on Twitter. She also included a photo of Chester in a “lettuce cup” on his head alongside this message.
“You always had a way to make us all laugh. You always made everything better. And when you put this lettuce cup on your head to make us laugh because our food was taking forever, you made everything better once again”, she wrote.
She continued, “I’m so glad that the kids and I have vast amounts of pictures and videos to remember you by. We miss you every second of every day. You were the best person I have ever known. I see you in our babies every day. Lily is your mini me, with her looks and beautiful voice. Tyler has your wit, intellect, looks, and the same obsession for trying to figure out space and time. And Lila, she has your heart of gold”.
“When they were newborns, you wrote your hopes and dreams for them. God must have seen what you wrote because they are truly everything you wished for them to be”.
“I love you. R.I.P”.
You always had a way to make us all laugh. You always made everything better. And when you put this lettuce cup on your head to make us laugh because our food was taking forever, you made everything better once again. I’m so glad that the kids and I have vast amounts of pictures pic.twitter.com/GPeCW8fOmx
— Talinda Bennington (@TalindaB) July 20, 2021
Over the last few months, Talinda has used several hashtags #F**kDepression and #MakeChesterProud to support people battling depression, and people with a loved one who is battling depression.
Fans pay tribute to Chester Bennington
Fans have also paid tribute to Bennington yesterday via social media.
“It’s been 4 years and this still feels surreal”, one fan wrote.
— Rosie 🐱🐱 (@stormlightreads) July 19, 2021
“4 years since you passed and it still hurts so much, every single day”, another wrote. “I miss this dude”.
Last March also marked Bennington’s 45th birthday, check out the tributes here.
Last month saw Bennington’s band Linkin Park’s track “In The End” reach one billion streams on Spotify. The track featured on the band’s 2000 album “Hybrid Theory”.
Check out Nova’s report on that here.