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Linkin Park's Facebook Post About Chester Bennington's Suicide

July 24, 2017

It's been a few days since Linkin Park's Chester Bennington committed suicide. Fans, the music world, and other celebrities have shared their tributes since the news broke Thursday afternoon. And now Bennington's bandmates are sharing their thoughts too.

They shared this post on their Facebook page just a little bit ago and it's hard to read.

The band address Chester's demons in the post. "We’re trying to remind ourselves that the demons who took you away from us were always part of the deal. After all, it was the way you sang about those demons that made everyone fall in love with you in the first place."

Bennington had dealt with addiction issues as well as depression over the years. In his last interview, he even mentioned how hard he was battling his depression. Thursday when the news of his suicde hit, my big boss came into the studio and we were chatting. He's a rela rock lover and over the last few years we've seen quite a few lead singers commit suicide. He asked me why this seemed to be a trend? My only thought was maybe it was really hard for these people to get up and do what they do when they are going through so much. Depression affects everyone differently. But I'd imagine that if you're severly depressed that performing in front of millions on a tour is the last thing you want to do. 

If you or someone you know needs help for depression or are thinking of suicice, there's help for you. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)!