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Remembering Chester Bennington, Whose Music Helped Millions.

Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, died by suicide.

The 41-year-old had struggled with drug and alcohol addiction for years.

He was also open about his history of childhood abuse.

The singer described his feelings in beautiful, heartbreaking and sometimes angry songs that resonated with millions.

“Linkin Park gave people permission to feel and express the emotions they usually hide. It’s also what helped me the most when I was at my worst.” -Joseph Penola, founder of The You Rock Foundation

After his death, fans and fellow musicians alike opened up about what Chester meant to them.

Oh dear God. Massive R.I.P to Chester Bennington of @linkinpark this BREAKS OUR HEART. Suicide is the devil on earth walking amongst us ????

— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) July 20, 2017

Numb was what described me, but powerless saved me. Chester you were a huge inspiration to me. You will be missed #ChesterSavedMe

— gavin beltz (@unboxdocter) July 21, 2017

Wow. Linkin Park seriously helped me w/ some feelings I was going thru at a hard time. RIP Chester. My thoughts are w/ his friends & family.

— Thomas Sanders (@ThomasSanders) July 20, 2017

We miss you already, Chester — thank you for helping so many of us.

If you or someone you know needs help, please reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling (800)-273-8255. You can also reach the Crisis Text Line by texting “HOME” to 741-741.

If you or a loved one is affected by sexual abuse or assault and need help, call the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.

Originally published: July 24, 2017
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