Jared Leto pays tribute to Chester Bennington at MTV VMAs

Actor and 30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto paid tribute to Chester Bennington of Linkin Park last night during the MTV VMAs. Leto also remarked on the tragic loss of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell and the friendship he shared with Bennington.

“Chester was my friend, as he was to so many, and witnessing his life taught me important things, especially about working relentlessly, pursuing dreams and being kind and caring while doing it. When I think about him, Chester, I see his face, which was always smiling. I think about his heart, which he wore on his sleeve. I think how kindly he treated me, my brother Tomo, our band. I think about his wife and his six, six incredible children. I think about his family. I think about his band, who were really his brothers, and I remember his voice, at once ferocious and delicate. That voice will live forever. If there’s anyone out there watching this who feel there is no hope, hear me out: You are not alone. Reach out. Share your thoughts. Do not give up.”

Watch  the color coded performance of the new 30STM single from the VMAs here