On Thursday, Linkin Park’s singer Chester Bennington was found dead in his L.A. home, from an apparent suicide. Bennington was a husband and a father of six, and an important voice to a generation to music fans around the world.
Since the news of his passing, there’s been an outpouring of tributes to the late singer, sharing their most cherished moments, whether from a live show or a moment where they felt a connection to his music.
Shortly after the news George Strombolopoulos posted on Facebook, remembering a time when “Chester and Linkin Park saved our asses at MuchMusic.” Later in the day he went on to share the story, in a half hour-long live video on Facebook.
Artists took to social media, passing their condolences to Chester’s family and bandmates. Rihanna posted on Instagram that Bennington was “literally the most impressive talent I’ve ever seen live!”
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
Just heard the sad news of the passing of Chester Bennington . Our sincere condolences to his family, his band and everyone who loved him.
— Garbage (@garbage) July 20, 2017
Chester was one of the kindest men I've had on my show. My heart breaks for his family and friends. He will be missed terribly.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) July 20, 2017
no words. so heartbroken. RIP Chester Bennington.
— Imagine Dragons (@Imaginedragons) July 20, 2017
RIP to Chester Bennington and my sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and the Linkin Park family. Truly unique, humble frontman.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) July 21, 2017
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) July 20, 2017
— King Push (@PUSHA_T) July 20, 2017
Completely stunned to hear of Chester Bennington's passing. My heart is with his family and friends, what an absolutely tragic loss.
— Andy Biersack (@andyblack) July 20, 2017
RIP Chester. Tragic ending. Condolences his family and friends and Linkin Park ??
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) 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
rest in peace Chester Bennington.
— el-p (@therealelp) July 20, 2017