Chris Martin of Coldplay performs touching tribute to Linkin Park's Chester Bennington

Publish Date
Thursday, 3 August 2017, 7:34AM

Coldplay made it clear with a moving tribute during their concert - Chester Bennington's death is still weighing heavily on the minds of his comrades in the music biz.

Chris Martin and co. kicked off their North American tour in New Jersey, and near the show's end Chris was seated at a piano for a stripped-down acoustic version of Linkin Park's hit Crawling.

The singer dedicated the performance to musicians and to people everywhere, who are missing loved ones.

He added: "This is to everybody who misses someone you know. This is for our whole community of musicians."

Linkin Park later thanked Chris Martin for his "beautiful" rendition of Crawling.

The late Chester Bennington's bandmate, Mike Shinoda, shared a video of the emotional recital on Instagram.

He captioned the clip: "Thank you @coldplay. It sounded beautiful.(sic)"

Thank you @coldplay 🙏🏽 It sounded beautiful.

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Chester was laid to rest in a private funeral on Saturday (29.07.17) at South Coast Botanic Gardens, near his home in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, where he died by suicide, and just a few hundred people attended the intimate service.

The In The End singer's family wanted a private memorial for the 41-year-old star and mourners were reportedly given wristbands and an access pass.

- Bang! Showbiz, additional reporting The Hits