The Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst has paid homage to the late Chester Bennington.
At the age of just 41, police have confirmed that the body Bennington was found at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates LA, and that the death was a result of suicide.
Looking back at the life of the Linkin Park man, Durst described Bennington as being contagious and empowering.”
“He had a way of making anyone he spoke to feel heard, understood and significant. His aura and spirit were contagious and empowering,” Durst said in an interview with Variety. “If it weren’t for him and his voice and his words, this genre would never have reached the masses and affected so many lives.”
“I want to hug him now and let him know that we all experience our own pain and deal with it our own ways. I know his torture is unique to him, but I would always be here to listen and help in any way I can. But I won’t get that hug and that moment now, which makes me so sad.”
Looking back and reminiscing about the time Limp Bizkit toured with “As they were performing, I was thinking to myself, ‘Chester’s voice is going to blow these kids the fuck up,’” he said. “It was a great moment, and I’m happy now to have had it.”