Jared Leto pays tribute to Chester Bennington at MTV VMAs

Travis Scott Joins 30 Seconds of Mars for VMA Performance

Travis Scott Joins 30 Seconds of Mars for VMA Performance

Both artists were remembered by actor and rocker Jared at Sunday's (27Aug17) California prizegiving, where he shared his condolences to both musician's relatives, and then gave fans an insight into his friendship with Linkin Park singer Chester.

Leto also remarked how Bennington had sung at Cornell's funeral service, which took place only a short handful of weeks before Bennington's untimely passing in late July.

Leto gave his thoughts on the beloved singer, who died of suicide last month at 41 years of age, as he introduced footage of the band's live version of "The Catalyst" at the 2010 VMAs, MTV reports, with leto having played with Linkin Park on their 2014 "Carnivores" tour.

Leto asked everyone in the audience and everyone at home to stand up and cheer as Linkin Park was welcomed back on the VMA stage for the first time since Bennington's death.

"Chester was my friend, as he was to so many", Jared added. "Working relentlessly, pursuing dreams, and being kind and caring while doing it".

Of Bennington, Leto spoke gently of his close mate, stating that he was "precocious, full of life, and determined". I think about his band, who were really his brothers, and I remember his voice. He ended it with a plea for "anyone out there who is watching this tonight and feels like there is no hope", saying "you are not alone". There is always a way forward.

The Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman's heartfelt tribute acknowledged Bennington's wife and six chidren. If you're stubborn, like I am, please continue and let me share with you a few words on our brand new single, the ever so subtle and minimalist ode we tenderly call "Walk on Water".

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