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Emotional tribute concert for Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington

30 October 2017, 01:50 | Erma Lawrence

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington

Linkin Park honored the memory of late frontman Chester Bennington with an emotional 3-hour concert that featured no shortage of colleagues turning up to pay tribute and place a spotlight on the subject of mental health.

The concert was live-streamed and the band's social media used the hashtag #MakeChesterProud.

Other bands on the bill included blink-182, System Of A Down and Korn's Jonathan Davis, but it was a rendition of Linkin Park's 2001 track In The End which provided the show's most poignant moment.

And may Bennington rest in peace.

Since Chester's passing in July, Linkin Park have established the One More Light Fund as part of their Music For Relief charity.

Throughout the show, Linkin Park played old videos of Bennington, showing his sense of humor and passion for music.

"I want to offer empathy to all people in the public eye, and to all people who are grieving", Morissette explained.

He also left behind a wife and six children. More information as to what the initiative will do, Bennington said, will be coming "soon".

In the coming weeks, Talinda Bennington will be rolling out an initiative called 320, after Chester's birthday - March 20.

"It is time that we recognize that mental health is as important as our physical health", she said.



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