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Linkin Park plans public memorial for late singer

Update: August, 23/2017 - 11:00
A picture taken on July 22, 2017 shows red roses and a picture of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington laid in front of the US embassy in central Moscow in memory of Bennington on July 22, 2017. — AFP Photo
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NEW YORKRockers Linkin Park said on Tuesday that they were planning a public memorial for frontman Chester Bennington, a month after he committed suicide.

The band in a Facebook post revealed only that the "special public event" would take place in Los Angeles, saying that more details would be announced later.

"Just wanted to say thank you to all our fans around the world for the tremendous outpouring of love, which has strengthened our spirit during this incredibly difficult time," the band wrote.

Benningtonwhose raw, angry metal voice duelled with guitarist Mike Shinoda’s hip-hop asides to create the band’s "nu metal" soundwas found hanging at his Los Angeles home on July 20.

The 41-year-old had struggled throughout his life with drugs and alcohol and the trauma of child abuse.

Fans around the world have organised dozens of events to remember Bennington after his death, with his shocked bandmates voicing support but not taking part. — AFP

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