The late singer's bandmates -- Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, Dave Farrell, Rob Bourdon and Brad Delson -- took to social media on Friday to share a letter dedicated to their "brother."
"To our brother Chester, It has been a year since your passing -- a surreal rotation of grief, heartbreak, refusal, and recognition," the letter posted on the band's social media began. "And yet it still feels like you are close by, surrounding us with your memory and your light. Your one-of-a-kind spirit has authored an indelible imprint on our hearts -- our jokes, our joy, and our tenderness."
"Eternally grateful for the love, life, and creative passion you shared with us and the world," the letter continued. "We miss you more than words can express. Love, M, J, D, R, B #MakeChesterProud #320ChangesDirection."
Farrell posted a lengthy message about how difficult he still finds it to talk about Bennington's passing.
"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," Farrell wrote alongside a photo of Bennington. "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."