Linkin Park Shares Suicide Prevention Resources in #RIPCHESTER Website Update
Linkin Park, in mourning of late vocalist Chester Bennington, has updated its website with a list of resources for suicide prevention and those in crisis. A photo of Bennington and #RIPCHESTER appears on the page, as well as a social media feed of tweets using the hashtag.
The chester.linkinpark.com URL was not immediately accessible to many fans, presumably due to the high increase in traffic to the band's website upon posting the link Saturday evening (July 22). See a screenshot of the page below.
Bennington committed suicide by hanging, the Los Angeles County coroner confirmed, and was found dead in his home on July 20. He was 41.
"Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true," Linkin Park co-founder Mike Shinoda wrote following the news of Bennington's death. "An official statement will come out as soon as we have one."
Besides the website update, the band has not yet released an official statement as of press time.
In the wake of Bennington's passing, Linkin Park canceled its upcoming One More Light World Tour, which was scheduled to begin July 27. The group's pair of co-headlining stadium show dates with Blink-182 were also called off.