Marking the first anniversary of Chester Bennington’s death, Linkin Park bassist Dave “Phoenix” Farrell shared the following letter to the late singer via Instagram:
“In the past year, there hasn’t been a day that has gone by that I haven’t thought of you. I miss you, and it still hurts to not have you here.
“I chose not to speak at your memorial because I couldn’t formulate the words to adequately express how I felt… I chose not to speak at the Celebration of Life Concert honoring you because I knew I’d struggle to even be able to speak at all.
“And today, a year after your passing, I still struggle to try and eloquently express what you mean to your family, your friends, your fans… and to me.
“There is so much that I feel, and that I could say, and that I would want to say, and that I don’t know how to say… but one thing I know for certain, is that you are loved, and you are missed.
“Be Well My Friend, -Dave”