Marking the first death anniversary of lead singer Chester Bennington, Linkin Park’s bassist Dave “Phoenix” Ferrell has penned down a heartfelt letter to the deceased singer. Taking to Instagram, the band member shared a picture of Bennington and paid accolades to his friend with poignant and emotional note stating: “In the past year, there hasn’t been a day that has gone by that I haven’t thought of you. I miss you, and it still hurts to not have you here.” He went on to state: “”I chose not to speak at your memorial because I couldn’t formulate the words to adequately express how I felt… I chose not to speak at the Celebration of Life Concert honoring you because I knew I’d struggle to even be able to speak at all. And today, a year after your passing, I still struggle to try and eloquently express what you mean to your family, your friends, your fans… and to me.” The powerful testimonial for the late singer was concluded stating: “There is so much that I feel, and that I could say, and that I would want to say, and that I don’t know how to say… but one thing I know for certain, is that you are loved, and you are missed. Be Well My Friend, Dave.”The lauded musician was found last year hanging by a belt by his employee in his residence in south California. He was 41. The singer’s struggles with drug and alcohol abuse along with his experiences with sexual abuse had played a major part in the tragic end to his life.