It was with great sadness that we found out on July 20th, 2017 that Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington had committed suicide at the age of 41. Bennington was a beloved force in the music industry and had legions of fans, even amongst his peers. These peers all took to social media afterwards to express their sadness with the situation.
Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park)
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
Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (Linkin Park)
Heartbroken— Dave Phoenix Farrell (@phoenixlp) July 20, 2017
Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour)
Jesus No...— MARY POPPINS, Y'ALL! (@CoreyTaylorRock) July 20, 2017
Daron Malakian (System of a Down)
So shocked and saddened by the news of Chester Bennington's passing. I remember the first time I met Chester. I was in a bad mood backstage and he came into the dressing room and lifted my spirits before I took the stage. Working with Chester and Linkin Park on the song 'Rebellion' was some of the most fun I've had collaborating with another artist. They made me feel right at home when I joined them on stage at the Hollywood Bowl and at the Forum. Our hearts go out to Linkin Park and to Chester's family. Chester Bennington will be missed. -Daron Malakian
Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society)
GOD BLESS CHESTER BENNINGTON / 1976-2O17 - Condolences & PRAYERS of STRENGTH & LIGHT To HIM & HIS FAMILY - tBLSt SDMF pic.twitter.com/njP6scTQZG— Zakk Wylde (@ZakkWyldeBLS) July 20, 2017
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Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave)
Rest in peace, Chester. So tragic. Bless you and your family.— Tom Morello (@tmorello) July 21, 2017
Paul Stanley (Kiss)
Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe, Sixx A.M.)
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
Slash (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver)
William Duvall (Alice In Chains, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra)
Lizzy Hale (Halestorm)
RIP Chester. We lost another voice of a generation today. I'd like to remind everyone that follows me that you are never alone. Life is fucking hard and every single one of us has beasts inside of us that we battle daily. And as humans... do your part. Stop with the cyber bullying, and hating people for stupid reasons. How about instead leave up lifting messages of hope and love and rock n roll. Just one word of kindness can change someone's life...I've seen it in my line of work...you are powerful enough to help someone or hurt someone...so choose to spread positivity. Chester, you will be missed, and I'm sorry that you felt like you had to leave this way. But all of the people that you've healed through your music, we Thank you for your time here and your music will live on through us!