The group have now broken their silence on the sudden passing of their frontman and friend, and discussed the future of the much-loved band with their 5.58m Twitter followers.
Chester Bennington passed away following a suicide [WENN]
Penning a message to the singer, they wrote: “Dear Chester.
“Our hearts are broken. The shock waves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened.
“You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realised. In the past few days we’ve seen an outpouring of love and support, both public and private, from around the world.”
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Musician Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and wife Talinda Ann Bentley [Getty]
Chester Bennington died on July 20 [Wenn]
Bennington, 41, had six children, three with his wife Talinda. The band added: “Talinda and the family appreciate it, and want the world to know that you were the best husband, son, and father. The family will never be whole without you.
“Talking with you about the years ahead together, your excitement was infections. Your absence leaves a voice that can never be filled – a boisterous, funny, ambitions, creative, king, generous voice in the room is missing.”
They went on to say that he put his demons on display through the band’s music and lyrics – which taught them to be “more human”.
Joe Hahn and Linkin Park bandmate Chester Bennington [Getty]
They then discussed the future of the band, writing: “Our love for making and performing music is inextinguishable. While we don’t know what path our future may take, we know that each of our lives was made better by you.
“Thank you for that gift. We love you, and miss you so much.”
They signed off the emotional message with: “Until we see you again, LP.”