The opening paragraph of the moving tribute to Chester Bennington from writer Kadeeen Griffiths of Bustle.com :
Even though it’s been years since I last listened to one of the band’s albums, Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington’s reported suicide was like a punch to the stomach. I’ve never gone to a Linkin Park concert. I don’t own any merchandise. Bennington and I have never met. And yet his death was earth-shattering — not for me, but for the younger version of myself that lives inside the older versions, like a Russian nesting doll. Linkin Park defines me much like my birthplace defines me, much like my taste in books defines me. The band defines an era in my life. They defined an era in many fans’ lives, whether you’re still a fan of theirs or not.