Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Fan writes to Linkin Park a shocking note before Chester Bennington's death, now dead by suicide

We reported a couple of days ago about the suicide of two Linkin Park fans, including one named Melissa. Now the family has confirmed the girl's death.

Melissa wrote to Linkin Park in a comment on one of their photos on Facebook on July 15th, 5 days prior to Bennington’s death, “Hi. Hate to bother you. Im in a dark place. Suicidal of sorts (no ploy or lie). The ONLY thing thats keeping me alive is your show in NJ on 8/1. IT would mean life or death if you could find it in your heart to give me an autograph or to meet you. Im living for you and its urgent. Thank you Melissa [Phone number redacted]. I tried writing GRay Rollins to no avail.”

A fan responded that her post was ‘sad’ on July 17th. Mintz wrote back on July 17th, “it’s the honest to god truth.”

Following Chester Bennington’s suicide on July 20th, concerned fans replied to Melissa’s comment concerned with her well being. It was later discovered that she died by reported suicide.

Melissa’s brother wrote on Facebook: "It is with great sorrow that we inform you that my sister Melissa has unexpectedly passed away. We hope that she has now found the peace & happiness that she so well deserved. She will always be in our hearts forever. Here is a toast to you. May her memory be a blessing.”

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