Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, dies aged 41
Planet Slop sends condolences to the family, friends and fans of Chester Bennington who has died aged 41.
Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park and previously frontman with Dead By Sunrise and Stone Temple Pilots, has died aged 41.
Shortly after 7pm UK time on July 20th TMZ and other outlets began reporting the unfortunate news that Bennington had been found unresponsive at his private residence in LA. His death has now been confirmed as suicide by hanging.
In heartbreaking fashion the date of his death would have been the 53rd birthday of his close friend Chris Cornell, who himself committed suicide only two months ago and who’s funeral Chester sang at.
Having risen to fame as the frontman of Linkin’ Park Chester went on to replace Scott Weiland as lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots in 2013, two years before Scott would succumb to a fatal drug overdose.
We offer our condolences to Chester‘s family of which includes his six children, friends, band mates and fans at this awful time.
If you are having suicidal thoughts, or have concerns for someone close to you, you can reach out for help at anytime. For more guidance and advice visit https://www.mind.org.uk.
Further updates and tributes will be added as they come in.
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
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) July 20, 2017
His words and vibes helped me in my own dark times…such an inspiration…😢
— DROGASLight Out Now! (@LupeFiasco) July 20, 2017
RIP Chester. Tragic ending. Condolences his family and friends and Linkin Park 🙏🏾
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) July 20, 2017
I am in tears.Chester just told me how happy he was…..He was such a sweet and talented man……Ifeel so sad for his family,band mates and fans
— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) July 20, 2017
— MARY POPPINS, Y'ALL! (@CoreyTaylorRock) July 20, 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
- Photo taken from artists Facebook page