Linkin Park Bassist Dave Phoenix Farrell Remembers Chester Bennington

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Musician Dave Farrell (L) and singer Chester Bennington of Linkin Park perform onstage during the MTVu Fandom Awards at Comic-Con International 2014 at PETCO Park on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Linkin Park bassist Dave Phoenix Farrell took to Twitter Saturday (July 29) to remember his late friend and bandmate Chester Bennington, who died earlier this month.

“It goes without saying, this last week has been extremely difficult,” Farrell began. “I wish I could personally thank every one of you for your love and support. A huge part of Chester’s legacy will be the memories we hold of him in our hearts. He was an enthusiastic,  playful father… an honest, and passionate musician, and a loyal friend.” Farrell then asked fans to send photographs of memorials for Bennington, retweeting more than two dozen pictures from the U.S., Mexico, Peru, Brazil, India, Russia, Germany, Italy, France, the U.K., and South Africa.

Last week, Linkin Park shared an official statement on their frontman’s death. “Our hearts are broken,” the band wrote. “The shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened.” Bennington was found dead at his home on July 20. A Los Angeles County coroner confirmed that he died by hanging in an apparent suicide. He was 41.

See all of Farrell’s tweets below, and read SPIN’s in-depth list of Bennington’s most important musical moments here.

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