Rockers React to Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington’s Death


Story by Cat Badra

Musicians are paying tribute to the late Chester Bennington of Linkin Park

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington passed away Thursday (July 20), a date that marked the late Chris Cornell’s birthday. He was 41. Bennington’s death is being investigated as a suicide by hanging. While Linkin Park have yet to release an official statement, they posted the Twitter photo below of Bennington performing live hours after his passing.

Bennington’s death has left fans and the greater music community shocked and grieving the loss of one of the greatest frontmen of the modern rock era. Musicians have taken to social media to express their sorrow for his passing. Below is a collection of social media messages dedicated to Bennington.

Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park tweeted, “Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.”

“Rest in peace, Chester,” Tom Morello tweeted. “So tragic. Bless you and your family.”

Nikki Sixx posted on Twitter, “I am in tears.Chester just told me how happy he was…..He was such a sweet and talented man……I feel so sad for his family,band mates and fans.”

Lars Ulrich posted, “Gracious, kind & humble. A rare combination in Rock & Roll. Deeply saddened…”

“Absolutely no words,” Skillet frontman John Cooper stated. “Speechless and so sad . I am such a fan.”

“I hope you find peace in the next life Chester…” Lzzy Hale tweeted. “Life is hard,everyone battles demons.I want everyone here to know you are not alone.”

Photo by Anne Erickson

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