Huge Mural Tribute To Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Stops Traffic In LA

A huge new mural of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has resulted in fans and admirers stopping traffic on Los Angeles’ 101 Freeway.

The tribute to the late frontman, painted by artist Jonas Never on the wall of Rock’n Pies Pizza Co., depicts Bennington smiling and bearing a chest full of tattoos.

The imagery has been enough to stop those travelling past, with pizzeria owner Jim Conners saying “everyone in their cars on the 101 were beeping their horns and cheering [Never] on.”

It’s just one of many tributes to the singer that have sprung up since the singer tragically took his own life a fortnight ago. Fan-led events have been held across Australia with the blessing of Linkin Park itself, with tributes underway in Brisbane and Perth this Sunday.

Musical heavy-hitters have also issued their own responses to Bennington’s death. Coldplay’s Chris Martin performed Linkin Park’s early hit Crawling on Tuesday, during a gig in New Jersey.