Linkin Park dedicated their win at the American Music Awards to former lead singer Chester Bennington.

Guitarist Mike Shinoda said the trophy was for “his memory, his talent, his sense of humour, to his joy”.

Chester, 41, was found dead at his home in California in July. A coroner said the star apparently hanged himself.

“All of you tonight, whether you’re a fan or an artist, I want you to take a moment to appreciate what you’ve got and make Chester proud,” Mike added.

The band picked up the favourite artist in the alternative rock category gong at last night’s awards.

Linkin Park recently announced they’ll release an album in December. The songs featured will be from live recordings from the band’s One More Light tour.

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Bruno Mars was the night’s big winner at the star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles.

The singer, nominated for eight awards, won seven including artist and video of the year. His album 24K Magic was also crowned best pop/rock album.

Although as he’s currently on tour in Brazil he accepted the awards via a video recording from his tour bus.