BURBANK, CA - MAY 22: Chester Bennington of Linkin Park performs on stage at the iHeartRadio Album Release Party presented by State Farm at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles on May 22, 2017 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Yesterday (March 21) marked what would have been Chester Bennington’s 43rd birthday, and many took to social media to honor the late Linkin Park frontman.

Linkin Park’s Twitter shared a beautiful mosaic image and a link to their #MakeChesterProud page filled will a bunch of fan tributes.

Bennington’s widow, Talinda, shared the following touching message: “Happy birthday! You made the world brighter from the moment you were born. You gave me the world with your love and children, For that, I can never repay you. I pray you are dancing in heaven. The kids and I are privately celebrating you today by doing your fav family activities.”

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda and Dave Farrell both shared they missed their friend.


Bennington’s mother also shared a couple of tweets, including the last photo of her and Chester together.


Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.