David Farrier's 2013 interview with Chester Bennington, Linkin Park

  • 21/07/2017

The death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington leaves behind an army of fans with fond memories from hundreds of concerts - including some in New Zealand.

In 2013, the 'Numb' rockers performed at Auckland's Vector Arena, where they'd previously performed twice in 2007.

Former Newshub reporter David Farrier attended concerts during both tours and interviewed members from the band - including Bennington - both times, too.

Bennington was found dead in Los Angeles on what would've been Cornell's 53rd birthday, July 20 (local time).

After first tweeting a message that simply said, "RIP Chester. F**k", Farrier posted advice on where to seek help along with a memory about watching Linkin Park live.

If you wish to talk to someone about mental illness or domestic violence, you can call Lifeline on 0800 543 354, the Depression Helpline on 0800 111 757 or the National Telehealth Service on 1737.