RIP Chester Bennington: The sun will set for you
Shocked and saddened. That’s how the global music industry felt after the discovery of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington’s suicide near Los Angeles, US, on Thursday. The singer was 41.
Bennington, whose screeching vocals helped the rock-rap band become one of the most commercially successful acts in the 2000s, was found dead in his home — he was hanging. After investigation, police said it was a suicide. Linkin Park co-founder Mike Shinoda tweeted: “Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true.”
Celebrities from across the globe mourned his death. “Literally the most impressive talent I’ve ever seen live! Vocal beast! #RIPChester #Linkin Park,” wrote Rihanna as caption to a photo of Bennington on Instagram.
“So sorry to hear the news about Chester Bennington. Sending so much luv, strength & light to his family, kids & @ linkinparkohana,” wrote actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson on Twitter.
“Saddened to hear of the passing of Chester Bennington and the talent that goes with him,” Irish singer Hozier tweeted.
Some Indian celebrities mourned his death as well. “This world was never meant for One as beautiful as you. Rest in peace Chester Bennington #LinkinPark forever...” tweeted actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Musicians Vishal Dadlani and Badshah posted, too. Dadlani wrote: “Unreal. #chester bennigton #LinkinPark.” Badshah’s post read: “Damn RIP CHESTER.”
Hours after Bennington was reportedly found hanging, a series of posts from his wife Talinda’s Twitter account claimed she had been cheating on him with Shinoda. It wasn’t clear if the account was tampered with. The last tweet said that the account was “not hacked”. Later, the series of tweets was deleted.
So sorry to hear the news about Chester... Sending so much luv, strength & light to his family, kids DWAYNE JOHNSON, ACTOR
SINGER CHESTER BENNINGTON’S DEATH IN HIS LA HOME WAS RULED AS SUICIDE