Friday, July 28, 2017

Chester Bennington fan reportedly dies by suicide in heartbreaking story

A fan named kmarie8 wrote on Linkin Park’s Reddit about Chester Bennington: "I just want to thank everyone for their inspiring words and just the beautiful support everyone is giving one another. My best friend, who has had a very rough life, took Chester’s death very hard and decided to take her own life last night. It is hard to speak about in person and feels good to get this off my chest to a community that understands what I am going through. We have both been crying all week long. And then to receive the worst news in the middle of a 12 hour nursing night shift, was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to go through.

I just spent the night reading everyone's inspiring words to make it through the night. I just feel guilt, anger and pain, like I could have done more or should have known. She was also a nurse and had 2 beautiful kids, but her demons got the best of her. Something she kept so deep, that I never thought would go this far. We were planning on attending a memorial tomorrow at citi field and getting tattoos for Chester. My heart has been heavy all week and I didn’t think it could possibly get any worse. Thanks for listening, it feels good to get this off my chest to a community that completely understands what I am going through.”

She later posted: "Thank you all for the kind words. I can’t describe how good it makes me feel. I’m still going to get the tattoo tomorrow but I am going to take some time to think about what I want to do for her. I will be attending the memorial tomorrow, and I can’t wait to meet everyone. It’s going to be very therapeutic for all of us.”

She added: "I’m still trying to get use to the idea that she’s not here, and trying to work through my feelings. Like, I can’t send her a quick text or shoot her a meme that would make us both laugh. It’s going to be a huge adjustment. We both really bonded over Linkin Park, we were like 12 years old when hybrid theory came out. Their music just did wonders for us, finally made us feel like we weren’t alone. Their music like healed my soul, to be honest. It’s a hard loss all around.”

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