CELEBRITIES REMEMBER CHESTER BENNINGTON Ifeanyi Amadi July 21, 2017 Entertainment Fans and fellow artists are mourning the death of Chester Bennington, just hours after the Linkin Park lead singer’s body was found in Los Angeles. Bennington, who gained critical and commercial success as part of Linkin Park, reportedly died by suicide after hanging himself. His fellow Linkin Park bandmate Mike Shinoda was still reeling from the tragic news. “Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true,” tweeted Shinoda. “An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.” 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 Bennington’s impact on music and his vocal prowess were celebrated by his peers including Rihanna, who offered her condolences. “Literally the most impressive talent I’ve ever seen live,” she wrote, along with several crying emojis. “Vocal beast! #RIPChester #LinkinPark.” Linkin Park’s music often dealt with emotional distress, a reflection of Bennington’s battles with suicidal thoughts, drug addiction, and alcohol abuse. Many listeners found solace in the group’s work, as a result of this honest exploration of life’s challenges, including Lupe Fiasco. “His words and vibes helped me in my own dark times,” tweeted Lupe. “such an inspiration…Thanx for that Chester!” https://twitter.com/LupeFiasco/status/888107743462150144 Others, like Machine Gun Kelly, were in disbelief. “the news can’t be true,” he tweeted. “ive accepted a lot of things, but this one is too much…not Chester. not like this…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.” https://twitter.com/machinegunkelly/status/888129508313714690 See additional condolences and messages of appreciation to Chester Bennington below. 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, 🙏🏾 A post shared by Pharrell Williams (@pharrell) on Jul 20, 2017 at 2:02pm PDT Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.