The world reacts to Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington’s death – and Twitter is exploding with tributes

FILE PHOTO: Lead vocalist of Linkin Park Chester Bennington performs with guitarist Slash at 9th annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit concert in Los Angeles, California May 30, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

Chester Bennington struggled with drugs and alcohol for years.
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: