In June 2017, Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died by suicide.

It came as a shock to the music world and his fans. Bennington often did charity work focused on animal welfare and disaster relief and engaged directly with his followers on Twitter. That personal connection meant that many fans experienced profound grief. In fact, his family launched a new charity in his memory to help fans struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts.

Why did his death affect people so much? Most of his fans had only heard his music or saw Linkin Park in concert. They hadn’t actually met Bennington or have a personal connection to him. But that doesn’t mean their grief is any less real…(continue reading at Amendo).