Linkin Park plans public memorial for late singer

The band announced the plans on Facebook a month after Chester Bennington's death

FILE - In this May 16, 2015, file photo, Chester Bennington, left, performs during the MMRBQ Music Festival 2015 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J. Hundreds of Linkin Park fans gathered in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, August 6, 2017, to pay tribute to late singer Chester Bennington nearly three weeks after his death. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
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Rockers Linkin Park are planning a public memorial for frontman Chester Bennington, a month after he committed suicide.

The band in a Facebook post revealed only that the "special public event" would take place in Los Angeles, saying more details would be announced later.

"Just wanted to say thank you to all our fans around the world for the tremendous outpouring of love, which has strengthened our spirit during this incredibly difficult time," the band wrote.



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Bennington - whose raw, angry metal voice dueled with guitarist Mike Shinoda's hip-hop asides to create the band's "nu metal" sound - was found hanging at his Los Angeles home on July 20.

The 41-year-old had struggled throughout his life with drugs and alcohol and the trauma of child abuse.

Fans around the world have organised dozens of events to remember Bennington after his death, with his shocked bandmates voicing support but not taking part.