New details have emerged surrounding the death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington that shed light on the frontman’s state of mind.
In one of the American band’s last songs ever written, the 41-year-old musician wrote, “If I just let go, I’d be set free”.
“I don’t like my mind right now… Stacking up problems that are so unnecessary… Wish that I could slow things down,” the lyrics to ‘Heavy’ read.
— Mason Alexander (@MasonGAlexander) July 20, 2017
Bennington’s passing comes on the birthday of his late friend and fellow musician, Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, who took his own life just 10 weeks ago.
At the time of Cornell’s death on May 18, Bennington posted a heartfelt letter to Twitter expressing his grief over the loss of his close friend.
“I’m still weeping, with sadness, as well as gratitude for having shared some very special moments with you and your beautiful family,” he wrote.
“I can’t imagine a world without you in it. I pray you find peace in the next life.”
— Chester Bennington (@ChesterBe) May 18, 2017