Placebo’s statement was originally posted 21 July, on their Facebook Page.
“It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we extend our love and condolences to the family and friends of Chester Bennington. Chester was never less than a kind, gentle and generous soul to us and our band. This tragedy, along with the recent passing of Chris Cornell in similar circumstances, only highlights the pernicious and life-threatening nature of the twin demons of addiction and depression, to which in society there still remains a large stigma attached; especially when it comes to successful musicians who, to the general public at least, appear to ‘have it all.’ We hope that these heartbreaking events bring awareness and understanding to the cunning and baffling power of these diseases – especially in the lives of men of Chester’s, Chris’ and our generation.”
*If you or anyone you know needs some help and support right now, please do talk to the people at C.A.L.M (Campaign Against Living Miserably)*
– Brian Molko & Stefan Olsdal