Hundreds of Linkin Park Fans Gather to Pay Tribute to Chester Bennington
By Jackie Willis
Chester Bennington's fans are making sure his memory lives on through his music.
On Sunday night, hundreds of the Linkin Park frontman's admirers gathered at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles to pay tribute to the late singer after his untimely death last month. Bennington's life was celebrated with performances of his music as fans waved cell phones and candles in his honor.
"He's lyrically touched so many lives, and he as a person was such a great human being - whether it be his charity work or his love for animals," Ashlee Kelly, the event organizer, told ABC 7. "He is a spokesperson for the teenager growing up."
Bennington, 41, was found dead in his home outside L.A. on July 20. His death was ruled a suicide by hanging. He died on what would have been his friend Chris Cornell's 53rd birthday. The Soundgarden singer died on May 18 and his death was also ruled a suicide by hanging.
On Friday, Cornell's 12-year-old daughter, Toni Cornell, and OneRepublic paid tribute to the late musicians on Good Morning America. Check out their emotional performance of "Hallelujah":