WATCH: Jared Leto Pays Tribute To Chester Bennington At Live Show

25 July 2017, 16:43 | Updated: 25 July 2017, 18:15

The 30 Seconds To Mars frontman gave a heartfelt speech about his late friend at their Jones Beach Theater gig this weekend.

Jared Leto paid tribute to Chester Bennington at 30 Seconds To Mars' gig this weekend. 

See a clip of his speech above courtesy of Nag.

The rockers played a set at Jones Beach Amphitheater in Wantagh, New York on Saturday (22 July), when Leto took to the middle of the crowd to play a moving version of their Alibi track. 

Before playing the song, the rocker said: "It's been a really tough few days. We said goodbye to somebody in recent days who was an amazing artist and an incredible human being. Somebody who I know probably touched almost every body in this entire amphitheatre."

He added: "He taught me so much, and when I close my eyes and think about him, I think about his face, which was always smiling. I think about his heart which he wore on his sleeve."

Watch the full video posted by Nag on YouTube:

The rocker and Suicide Squad actor also penned an open letter to his friend, which he posted on Twitter.

It began: "When I think of Chester, I remember his smile...

"His laughter, intelligence, kindness and talent.

"That absolutely unforgettable voice that was at once - delicate, ferocious and always full of emotion."

See the full tweet below: 

He continued: "Witnessing his life taught me a lot. Especially about commitment, about kindness, about hard work, about the pursuit and achievement of dreams and mostly, about love.

"I know that both his family and his band were a massive source of inspiration and pride for him. It was clear to me that he was deeply grateful for both the people that surrounded him and the life that he had.

"My heart goes out to his family, friends, band and fans.A tragic loss of an absolute legend.

"We will miss you."

Watch Chris Moyles play Chester Bennington's isolated vocals on Linkin Park's hit, Numb:

See Chester Bennington perform his last ever show with Linkin Park in Birmingham:


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