- Source: Reuters
Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington’s apparent suicide shocked the music world in light of the band’s plans to continue touring later this month in support of 2017’s One More Light.
The singer struggled with drugs and alcohol for years and had said in the past that he had considered committing suicide because he had been abused as a child by an older male.
While fans worldwide are struggling to come to terms with the 41-year-old’s death by hanging at his Palos Verdes residence on Thursday, notable personalities took to Twitter to express their anguish.
Here is what some of them had to say:
Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) July 20, 2017
RIP to Chester Bennington and my sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and the Linkin Park family. Truly unique, humble frontman.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) July 21, 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) July 20, 2017
RIP Chester Bennington. Thank you for the music and your legacy. My thoughts are with his family, Linkin Park, friends and fans. pic.twitter.com/Dqpt9SviWF
— Tarja Turunen (@tarjaofficial) July 21, 2017
Rest In Peace, Chester Bennington (lead singer of Linkin Park). Condolences to his family, band mates and fans.
— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) July 21, 2017
— Kendall Schmidt (@HeffronDrive) July 21, 2017
Is there any chance It’s not true? I don’t want to accept it. #chesterbennington
— Oliver Sykes (@olobersyko) July 20, 2017
— Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) July 20, 2017