Mike Shinoda Remembers Chester Bennington On Anniversary Of His Death

Saturday (July 20) marks the second anniversary of Chester Bennington's tragic and untimely death, and while many remember him on this day the late Linkin Park singer's bandmate Mike Shinoda has a different kind of message.

"I didn’t really want to post today, but I also thought it would be weird not to post," he wrote on Instagram alongside a happy photo of Bennington and himself. "I don’t want the day Chester passed to be marked as an 'event.' I’d rather celebrate his birthday, celebrate album anniversaries, celebrate the countless moments our wonderful LP family has had together. Today, just take care of yourself. ❤️✌🏽"

Check out Shinoda's post below.

Bennington's widow Talinda recently opened up about her husband's death, admitting she thought "he was in a good place" before he took his own life two years ago. "We just thought he was OK," she said simply. "I can't emphasize [that] enough. If you knew Chester, you would know that he was in a good place, in such a good place."

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