RIP Ch­ester Ben­ning­ton: The sun will set for you

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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

PHOTO: STEVE MAR­CUS/REUTERS

SINGER CH­ESTER BEN­NING­TON’S DEATH IN HIS LA HOME WAS RULED AS SUI­CIDE

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