Chester Bennington fans visit singer’s California home to pay respects
Fans mourning the loss of Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington have been flocking to his California home to pay their respects.
Devasted fans were pictured leaving flowers and notes close to the driveway at his Palos Verdes Estates home, which is located in a suburb south of Los Angeles.
Linkin Park DJ Joe Hahn was also seen arriving at the house on Thursday afternoon after police had sealed off the area.
Meanwhile, in Hollywood on what would have been his 53rd birthday, fans of late singer Chris Cornell were laying flowers at his gravesite.
Chester and Chris had been close friends – with the Linkin Park singer paying an emotional tribute to the Soundgarden and Audioslave legend when he died on 17 May 2017.
Uploading a letter dedicated to Chris to Twitter at the time, Chester wrote: “I dreamt about the Beatles last night. I woke up with [Beatles song] ‘Rocky Raccoon’ playing in my head and a concerned look on my wife’s face. She told me my friend has just passed away.
“Thoughts of you flooded my mind and I wept. I’m still weeping, with sadness, as well as gratitude for having shared some very special moments with you and your beautiful family,” he continued.
In his emotional post, Chester credited Chris with influencing his own music – and beyond.
“You have inspired me in many ways you could never have known. Your talent was pure and unrivaled. Your voice was joy and pain, anger and forgiveness, love and heartache all wrapped up into one. I suppose that’s what we all are. You helped me understand that,” he wrote in his post.
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“I just watched a video of you singing ‘A day in the life’ by the Beatles and thought of my dream. I’d like to think you were saying goodbye in your own way,” he said.
“I can’t imagine a world without you in it. I pray you find peace in the next life. I send my love to your wife and children, friends and family. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life,” Chester added following Chris’s death.
Linkin Park paid tribute to Chris during a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live when they dedicated their song One More Light to the late rocker during a performance.
Chester also performed at Chris’s memorial service – which was held on May 26.
Chris’ death was ruled suicide after his body was found in the bathroom of his room of his MGM Grand in Detroit on May 17.
Chester was confirmed dead on 20 July 2017 with local law enforcement confirming the news in a statement saying: “At about 9 a.m. on Thursday, police responded to a call of a dead body in a Palos Verdes Estates home, the location of Bennington’s private residence.”
Chester leaves behind wife Talinda Bentley and his six children.