Linkin Park Marks One-Year Anniversary of Chester Bennington's Death

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"Eternally grateful for the love, life, and creative passion you shared with us and the world," the late frontman's bandmates wrote on Instagram.

The members of Linkin Park paid tribute to late lead singer Chester Bennington on Friday (July 20), one year after his shocking death by suicide.

Bandmembers Mike Shinoda, John Hahn, Dave Farrell, Rob Bourdon and Brad Delson posted an emotional message about Bennington on the Linkin Park Instagram account.

"To our brother Chester," the note began. "It has been a year since your passing—a surreal rotation of grief, heartbreak, refusal and recognition. And yet it sill feels like you are close by, surrounding us with your memory and your light."

The touching note is accompanied by a black-and-white photo of Bennington performing close to fans. The caption continues, "Your one-of-a-kind spirit has authored an indelible imprint on our hearts—our jokes, our joy, and our tenderness."

"Eternally grateful for the love, life, and creative passion you shared with us and the world," the tribute concludes. "We miss you more than words can express."

In addition to being signed with the first initials of the bandmembers, the hashtags #MakeChesterProud and #320ChangesDirection are included at the end of the post.

Bennington was found dead by suicide in his Los Angeles home on July 20, 2017. The performer had been open in the past about his struggles with drug and alcohol addiction.

The bandmembers previously released a statement four days after Bennington's death. "You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realized," they wrote in the letter that was posted onto the band's Twitter page.

They also addressed the future of the band in the letter. "Your absence leaves a void that can never be filled. ... Our love for making and performing music is inextinguishable," they wrote. "While we don’t know what path our future may take, we know that each of our lives was made better by you. Thank you for that gift."