Tributes pour in for Linkin Park's Chester Bennington
Following yesterday's devastating news that Linkin Park's Chester Bennington had taken his own life at the at the age of just 41, heartfelt tributes have been pouring onto social media from all corners of the world expressing their grief and sadness for Chester's death and sending their condolences to his family and friends.
Metallica's Lars Ulrich, Billy Idol, Chance The Rapper, Joss Whedon and Nickelback were amongst those posting tributes to the Linkin Park frontman as the music industry and fans of the band reeled from yesterday's news.
Bennington's death comes just months after the suicide of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, a close friend of Bennignton; the Linkin Park singer had performed as a tribute at Cornell's funeral just weeks earlier.
In addition to his work with Linkin Park, which earned the band a Grammy nomination for Hybrid Theory, Bennington will also be remembered for his stint fronting Stone Temple Pilots from 2013 to 2015, as well as appearances in films such as Saw 3D.
Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to the family and frinds that Bennington leaves behind. RIP.
Gracious, kind & humble. A rare combination in Rock & Roll. Deeply saddened... pic.twitter.com/cVtNEzrjHD— Lars Ulrich (@larsulrich) 20 July 2017
Oh dear God. Massive R.I.P to Chester Bennington of @linkinpark this BREAKS OUR HEART. Suicide is the devil on earth walking amongst us 😞— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) 20 July 2017
can't even fathom the news about Chester Bennington. going to have LP on repeat all day. Rest In Peace.— michael (@Michael5SOS) 20 July 2017
Shocked about the news of Chester Bennington’s death. I have played shows with him recently..I will miss him & his great talent very much.— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) 20 July 2017
"A Thousand Suns" got me through a horribly dark time. I'm indebted. Thank you and RIP Chester Bennington, wish you were here— Joss Whedon (@joss) 20 July 2017
"When life leaves us blind, love keeps us kind." - Chester Bennington. Rest easy sir. pic.twitter.com/RLhmf0UR0B— Nickelback (@Nickelback) 20 July 2017
RIP Chester. Tragic ending. Condolences his family and friends and Linkin Park 🙏🏾— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) 20 July 2017
no words. so heartbroken. RIP Chester Bennington.— Imagine Dragons (@Imaginedragons) 20 July 2017