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Chester Bennington

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died of an apparent suicide by hanging July 20th. The singer was 41.

"Your absence leaves a void that can never be filled – a boisterous, funny, ambitious, creative, kind, generous voice in the room is missing," Linkin Park's surviving members said in a statement. "We're trying to remind ourselves that the demons who took you away from us were always part of the deal. After all, it was the way you sang about those demons that made everyone fall in love with you in the first place. You fearlessly put them on display, and in doing so, brought us together and taught us to be more human. You had the biggest heart, and managed to wear it on your sleeve."

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