Last Thursday, Linkin Park fans were stunned and saddened to discover the band’s frontman Chester Bennington had died at the age of 41.
Following the tragic news, Bennington’s bandmate Mike Shinoda shared a message on Twitter saying he was “shocked and heartbroken.” The official Linkin Park account also tweeted a photo of Bennington as a tribute.
On Monday, Linkin Park released a statement regarding their loss on their official Facebook account.
“Our hearts are broken,” the bandmates wrote. “The shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened.”
“Your absence leaves a void that can never be filled — a boisterous, funny, ambitious, creative, kind, generous voice in the room is missing,” they added, writing directly to Bennington. “You had the biggest heart, and managed to wear it on your sleeve.”
Last week, LiveNation confirmed that the band had canceled the remainder of their One More Light tour.
上周，演唱会推手LiveNation确认林肯乐队已全数取消后续《One More Light》巡回演唱会。
“We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington. The Linkin Park One More Light North American Tour has been canceled and refunds are available at point of purchase. Our thoughts go out to all those affected,” LiveNation said in a statement to HuffPost.
LiveNation在给《赫芬顿邮报》（HuffPost）的说明中写到：“贝宁顿离世的消息使我们非常悲痛。林肯公园《One More Light》北美巡演已经取消，购票者将收到退款。我们的哀思与粉丝同在。”