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Linkin Park Bassist Dave ‘Phoenix’ Farrell Remembers Chester Bennington

I miss you, and it still hurts to not have you here…”

On the one-year anniversary of Chester Bennington’s death, Linkin Park bassist Dave ‘Phoenix’ Farrell has posted a beautiful open letter to his sorely missed bandmate.

Writing an emotional post alongside a picture of Chester smiling, he says: “There is so much that I feel, and that I could say, and that I would want to say, and that I don’t know how to say… but one thing I know for certain, is that you are loved, and you are missed.”

Read the full thing below:

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. 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. There is so much that I feel, and that I could say, and that I would want to say, and that I don’t know how to say… but one thing I know for certain, is that you are loved, and you are missed.
Be Well My Friend,
Dave”

Wonderful words.

In this week’s issue of Kerrang!, to mark the anniversary of his death, Chester’s wife Talinda Bennington, mother Susan Eubanks and sister Tobi Knehr speak for the first time of their love and loss – and why his tragic passing must forever inform and change our conversations around mental health…

K1731 Chester One Year Gone Cover
Posted on July 20th 2018, 10:18am
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