Thousands of Linkin Park fans gathered in downtown L.A.'s Grand Park on Sunday night in tribute to late frontman Chester Bennington who took his own life last month.
Holding up their cell phones, the mourners sang the band's 2000 mega-hit "In The End" in unison. “You hear this music a lot and you think you’re alone – and then when you come to concerts or even stuff like this, you see all these people and you realize you’re not really alone,” a fan told CBS Los Angeles.
Today was healing. Meeting strangers that felt like family because we shared a bond through Linkin Park and Chester. I feel like I've lost a close friend and no one around me gives a shit. Today everyone around here comforted me and understood me. Chester, we felt your presence. You will live on forever through your music. Thank you. ❤️#CBMemorialLA #RIPChester #LPMemorial #LinkinPark #ChesterBennington
An estimated 2200 fans attended the memorial. Bennington's widow, Talinda Bennington, thanked the outpouring of love from fans who showed up, tweeting, "Wow! My kids & I feel your love. Thank you LA."
Wow! My kids & I feel your love. Thank you LA 💔 https://t.co/qwdKno1MI1— Talinda Bennington (@TalindaB) August 7, 2017
Check out more footage from the tribute below:
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