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Linkin Park Fans Gather Tonight in Camden for Chester Bennington Vigil Memorial

Linkin Park fans will gather near Wiggins Waterfront Stage - located between the Adventure Aquarium and BB&T Pavilion - to remember late singer Chester Bennington, who died by suicide less than two weeks ago.

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    The singer of the rock band Linkin Park has died at 41. (Published Thursday, July 20, 2017)

    Linkin Park should have been playing Camden’s BB&T Pavilion Tuesday night.

    Instead, fans will gather near Wiggins Waterfront Stage - located between the Adventure Aquarium and BB&T Pavilion - to remember late singer Chester Bennington, who died by suicide less than two weeks ago.

    Fans attending Tuesday’s memorial are invited to bring candles, sparklers and flashlights to “shine one more light” for the singer at sundown, vigil organizers said in a statement. Linkin Park music will be playing throughout the evening.

    The vigil starts at 6:30 p.m. Find more information here

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    “We want to get as many people together as possible to show how much one person can truly make a difference in the lives of others,” organizers said in a statement.

    A second vigil will take place Aug. 7 at Philadelphia's Voltage Lounge. 

    Bennington, 41, was close friends with Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who died by suicide earlier this year. Bennington performed Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" at the Cornell’s memorial in late May. He was godfather to Cornell's 11-year-old son.

    Bennington died on what would have been Cornell’s 53rd birthday.

    In 2015 alone, 44,193 people took their lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    White men accounted for seven out of 10 suicides in 2015, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The rate of suicide is highest among middle-aged men. 

    To learn more about suicide prevention, visit NBC10’s groundbreaking series “Preventing Suicide: Breaking the Silence.”

    If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting 'Home' to 741741.