Linkin Park has announced plans for a memorial gig in honour of tragic frontman Chester Bennington.

The 41-year-old, who battled with addiction and depression, was found dead at his Los Angeles, California, home on 20 July. His death was officially ruled as suicide by hanging by the LA County Coroner's Office.

20 July would have marked the 53rd birthday of Bennington's close friend Chris Cornell, who took his own life at the Detroit's MGM Grand hotel on 18 May, just hours after performing at a show in Detroit.

Linkin Park said in a post on Facebook and Instagram on Tuesday (23 August) that they would be organising a "special event" that fans would be able to attend.

The final farewell is expected to take place in Los Angeles with further details revealed at a later date.

Surviving members Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Dave Farrell, Joe Hahn and Rob Dourdan also thanked fans for the "tremendous outpouring of love, which has strengthened our spirit during this incredibly difficult time."

They signed off the statement by revealing that they are working to "heal and build the future of Linkin Park" after the loss of Bennington, who left behind wife Talinda Bennington and his six children - four sons and two daughters.

The Numb hitmakers, who haven't performed since Bennington's death, shared a touching tribute to their bandmate following his death saying he had the "biggest heart. Your absence leaves a void that can never be filled – a boisterous, funny, ambitious, creative, kind, generous voice in the room is missing."

Bennington was laid to rest at a private memorial ceremony in California on 29 July, with Shinoda and Hahn delivering eulogies.

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Bennington's widow Talinda compared her life to a "sick Shakespearean tragedy" in an emotional statement to Rolling Stone magazine.

"One week ago, I lost my soulmate and my children lost their hero - their Daddy. We had a fairytale life and now it has turned into some sick Shakespearean tragedy.

"How do I move on? How do I pick up my shattered soul? The only answer I know is to raise our babies with every ounce of love I have left. I want to let my community and the fans worldwide know that we feel your love. We feel your loss as well."

"I want to let my community and the fans worldwide know that we feel your love. We feel your loss as well. My babies are so young to have lost their daddy. And I know that all of you will help keep his memory alive.

She remembered her late husband as a "bright, loving soul with an angel's voice" who was finally free from pain and "singing his songs in all of our hearts".

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Members of the group Linkin Park pose at the Los Angeles premiere "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" June 22, 2009. From L to R are Rob Bourdon, Mike Shinoda, Joseph Hahn, Chester Bennington and Brad Delson. REUTERS/Fred Prouser