“When I think about him, Chester, I see his face, which was always smiling, and I think about his heart, which he wore on his sleeve, and I think how kindly he treated me… I think about his wife and his six incredible children.”

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He also urged those who had been affected by Bennington’s death to “not give up. I promise you this, the absolute biggest breakthroughs in life lie just beyond the darkest days.”