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Global memorials set up for mourning Linkin Park fans

Linkin Park have saluted fans who are hoping to honor the band's tragic frontman with memorials around the world.

Devotees are putting together events in Los Angeles, New York, France, Denmark, and Japan after learning Chester Bennington's family want to stage a private funeral - and his bandmates are all for it.

The group has listed the public memorials online, suggesting it's fully behind the plans to take over venues, some of which were earmarked for Linkin Park's now-canceled world tour.

Meanwhile, a week after Bennington took his own life, bandmate Mike Shinoda has released a statement to fans thanking them for respecting the band's privacy and endorsing the public memorials.

"One week. Feels like forever," Shinoda wrote on Instagram on Friday (28Jul17). "If you need a (local) place to celebrate Chester, look to tiny.cc/lpmemorial and all the amazing fan sites I’ve previously mentioned."

He adds: "If you’re having suicidal thoughts, go to chester.linkinpark.com," before attacking the "scumbags" who are trying to make money from Bennington's death.

"If you’re going to buy merch (merchandise) in honor of Chester, consider who the purchase benefits," he writes. "Don’t give money to scumbag bootleggers and opportunists. Linkin Park official merchandise is at store.linkinpark.com."

Shinoda has also urged fans who want to do more to consider making a donation to charity in his late bandmate's honor, suggesting musicforrelief.org is a good place to start as the website is currently directing funds to the One More Light Fund "in honor of Chester Bennington."

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