WATCH: Jared Leto's Heartfelt VMA Tribute To Chester Bennington

Leave it to an actor to say all the things we want to say with poise and genuine empathy.  Well, let me re-phrase that...leave it to Jared Leto.  At the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards Jared paid tribute to the late Chester Bennington, and it seems as if there wasn't a dry eye in the place. He even mentions his own band mate Tomo and their band Thirty Seconds To Mars and how Linkin Park were also like a group of "brothers".

I had forgotten Thirty Seconds To Mars toured with Linkin Park in 2014...Jared mentioned it and described Chester as a close friend. He praised Chester's “kind and caring” nature and his inspiring work ethic. Then when Jared mentioned Chester's six "incredible children" well...pass the Kleenex.

He wrapped it up with a plea to anyone suffering from depression to reach out.  Saying:

If there is anyone out there who is watching this tonight who feels like there is no hope, hear me now: You are not alone. There is always a way forward.

And might I add, something that Gavin Rossdale said at a Bush show the day after Chester's suicide,

"Look after each other"

Which really is a good practice everyday.

-Amy Brooks

Check out Jared Leto's full VMA's tribute below:


Jared Leto Pays Tribute to Linkin Park's Chester Bennington | MTV

Jared Leto pays tribute to Linkin Park lead singer, Chester Bennington. Catch more at and this fall tune in for the premiere of TRL on 10/2!