The World Has Lost Chester Bennington. RIP
On July 20th, the world learned that lead singer for rock band Linkin Park, Chester Charles Bennington, has died. At around 9am local time in Los Angeles County, a coroner confirmed his death at his private Palos Verdes Estates home. The death was being treated as a suicide as he was apparently found hanged.
Bennington’s voice was as distinctive as they come and was a prime reason why Linkin Park became a household name in the early 2000s. Bennington joined the group in 1999 and when the group released their debut album Hybrid Theory, success soon followed. It has over 20 million copies around the world and was even nominated for a Grammy award for best rock album.
Mike Shinoda, Bennington’s Linkin Park bandmate, was heartbroken and shocked as well. Other celebs have taken to social media as well to express their feelings about their loss.
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
I am heartbroken you do not know what someone's going through serious. Prayers up for your family right now my brother ❤️💔❤️💔
— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) July 20, 2017
Just days earlier, Linkin Park filmed a Carpool Karaoke episode with Ken Jeong.
— LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) July 14, 2017
Lin-Ken Park. https://t.co/R3bYFDcECG
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) July 14, 2017
I am in shock and heartbroken. All my thoughts and prayers go out to Chester and his family and friends at this time.
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) July 20, 2017
RIP Chester Bennington. He was 41-years old and is survived by his wife and six children.