The Music world mourns Chester Bennington’s death
The whole world grieves at the death of Chester Bennington. As you surely know, Linkin Park frontman died of an apparent suicide by hanging Thursday morning (July 20th). Shortly following the tragic news fans, friends, collaborators, and colleagues took to social media to express their grief and deep sorrow.
At 9:03 PM Mike Shinoda tweeted “Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.” Just one hour later, the other member from Linkin Park, Dave Phoenix Farrell, wrote “heartbroken”.
Steve Aoki: “My heart is shattered. I can’t fucking believe this is real. Crying writing this now. Destroyed.”
Machine Gun Kelly, who toured with Linkin Park throughout Europe earlier this month, wrote: “love you Chester. love you more than you know. music will never be the same without u…I’m honored to have shared these moments.”
Blink-182’s Travis Barker said to be “Absolutely heartbroken.I’ll cherish every time we hung out or rocked a stage together. Condolences & prayers to all. So sad #RIPCHESTER”
Also Avril Lavigne took to Twitter to express her pain: “I can’t even deal. Horrible news. To lose one of the best. Speechless. We love you Chester @chesterbe @linkinpark. I remember playing Rock Am Ring in Nuremberg with you like it was yesterday. A magical moment. During your set you came over and gave me a big smooch on my face while I was watching side stage. Rest In Peace”
Pharrell Williams: “Chester… You and the guys all influenced an entire generation. You went so hard and set so many kids free of their environments and situations. You let NERD open for you in Germany, we’ll never forget that show; YOU CRUSHED IT. The last time I saw you, you gave us chills. Your essence is amongst the stars. Rest now”
Ryan Adams: “R.I.P Chester Bennington A devastating loss. My thoughts are with his family & friends today He & @linkinpark are the kindest folks you could ever hoped to meet and showed me such great kindness when I first was coming up in music. I’ll never forget feeling nervous and out of sorts at one of the first music awards ceremonies I attended and they met me and took me aside and made me feel calm, quietly encouraging me. He was an incredible gentleman to me that day and I never forgot it, all the while I was totally star struck. May this gentle but giant soul find peace.”
Rihanna: “Literally the most impressive talent I’ve ever seen live! Vocal beast! #RIPChester #LinkinPark”
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong: “I’ve met Chester a couple times. he was very kind and also very smart. and one hell of a singer. mental health and drug addiction are really complex issues. but just know you are not alone. rest in peace Chester. you will be missed .. suicide prevention hotline: +1 (844) 540-5889”
These are only a few messages but many others appeared on socials. It seems to us that Chester will be missed. So much.