More than four years ago, the name meant nothing to me. Now I'm here, shocked and broken. I never saw you in person, but my life is forever changed by your words. I believe that without you, my life would be a very different one. Darker. Colder. You and the band have gotten me through some damn tough times, and it's taken me so long to accept it. But that doesn't mean it doesn't hurt. I thank you Chester. I thank Mike and the whole band too. You've become a part of me now. I truly hope that, wherever you are, you're happy, a mic in your hands and an adoring crowd at your feet. Maybe one day, I'll be a part of that roaring crowd, and one day, I will again feel whole. Whether it's by one or a million, Chester, you will be missed, and while I can never count how many people you have touched, I can start.
Thank you, Chester Bennington