The heavy metal rocker outraged fans when he hit out at the Linkin Park singer and father-of-six for taking his own life last month (Jul17), writing on Facebook, "Giving up on your kids, fans, and life is the cowardly way out".
Coldplay became the latest in a bevy of artists to pay their respects to the late Chester Bennington when Chris Martin offered a moving solo piano cover of Linkin Park's "Crawling" last night in New Jersey.
Bennington was found dead at his home in Palos Verdes Estates on July 20.
In a sign of the global appeal of Linkin Park, one of the busiest areas for memorial events is Asia, where the band's song "Numb" topped the latest song download charts in Singapore and Hong Kong. There have been so many that a Google doc was created to list them all.
Along with the fan-organized events, other memorials to Bennington have popped up, including one outside the Warner Bros. label offices.
The list of memorials are broken up into those in North America, South/Central America, Europe, and Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Mideast and Africa. The band has since created a website dedicated to its frontman that includes phone numbers to the Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Crisis Text Line, as well as a link to resources for support outside of the United States. "I WILL survive, persevere, and thrive", Bennington's wife Talinda said via Twitter.