Linkin Park lead vocalist Chester Bennington death: Mike Shinoda, Rihanna express grief

Chester Bennington's death was mourned by band mate Mike Shinoda, Rihanna, Chance the Rapper, Timbaland, Imagine Dragons, One Republic and Pharrell Williams, among others.

FP Staff July 21, 2017 09:58:09 IST

Chester Bennington, lead vocalist of popular American rock band Linkin Park, committed suicide on Thursday, 20 July. He overcame a troubled childhood, and would go on to become the voice of a band that not only left their mark on the genre of rock, but also introduced several young people to it. Hours before reports of his passing emerged, the band released their latest song, 'Talking To Myself', which is a single from their album One More Light.

Linkin Park lead vocalist Chester Bennington death Mike Shinoda Rihanna express grief

Chester Bennington. Image from Facebook

Bennington was a well-loved member of the music fraternity, and social media is filled with tributes to him. Linkin Park's own Twitter account chose a picture rather than words to express their feelings.

Bandmate Mike Shinoda said that he was both shocked and heartbroken.

Other celebrities also expressed their grief, offering their condolences to the Bennington's family.

Chester Bennington recently penned a heartfelt letter after his friend Chris Cornell, Soundgarden singer, committed suicide. "I’d like to think you were saying goodbye in your own way. I can’t imagine a world without you in it. I pray you find peace in the next life. I send my love to your wife and children, friends and family," it read. He is survived by his wife Talinda and his six children.

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