Stone Temple Pilots’ Dean DeLeo remembers his friend and ex-band mate, Chester Bennington: “I loved everything about” him

Suzi Pratt/Getty ImagesStone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo has shared his thoughts on the death of his friend and former band mate, Chester Bennington, who played with STP from 2013 to 2015.

“There was nothing I didn’t enjoy about being Chester’s friend and brother and musical companion,” DeLeo tells ABC Radio. “I loved everything about Chester.”

Like many others, DeLeo was shocked to hear the news of Bennington’s death, which has been ruled a suicide. In fact, DeLeo says he spoke with Bennington the night before he died.

“That one was a hard hit, man,” DeLeo says.

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