MTV Honored Chester Bennington With A Beautiful Tribute During the VMAs

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Jared Leto simply dedicated the most heartbreaking tribute to Chester Bennington at the 2017 VMAs and things got emotional. The VMAs Chester Bennington tribute is perfect and it’s all we needed. Transgressing from host Katy Perry’s funny tone, Jared Leto took the stage to severely talking here his good friend, Chester. Leto said,

Witnessing his life taught me important things, especially about working resolutely, pursuing dreams, and being kind and caring while doing it.

It was obvious from his speech that Jared Leto and Chester Bennington were tight. Leto even mentioned that he had the opportunity to tour with Bennington, when the two became good friends. The unbelievable tribute ended with a clip of Linkin Park performing at Los Angeles’ Griffith Observatory during the 2010 VMAs. What better route to bring it full circle? Leto’s final words about the incomparable Chester Bennington were,

I think about his voice, at once ferocious and delicate. That voice will live forever.

On July 20, 2017, Bennington was found dead after committing suicide in his home in California. He was discovered in the early morning of July 20, which was the 53 rd birthday of his very close friend and lead vocalist of Audioslave, Chris Cornell, who had committed suicide earlier this summer.

Bennington was 41 years old and is survived by his 6 children.

Unfortunately, MTV erroneously cut off the special tribute to Chester Bennington with a commercial. Major mistake. Someone might be getting fired. Nonetheless, it was a really touching tribute and everyone is happy MTV decided to include it.

Linkin Park originated in 1996. Millions of people today still continue to love and cherish their music. Chester Bennington meant so much for the boulder n’ roll community and the music industry as a whole. Bennington truly left his mark on music, and, thanks to this beautiful MTV tribute, his legacy will live on forever.

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