Following news of the singer’s tragic passing, his longtime bandmate Mike Shinoda took to Twitter to say, “Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.”
Linkin Park bassist Dave Farrell has also taken to Twitter to say, “Heartbroken.”
Tributes for Bennington are flowing in from in and around the music community, including acts like My Chemical Romance, Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden, Cypress Hill, Imagine Dragons and more. View a number of the tributes, below.
Korn guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch has also released a controversial statement in which he describes Bennington’s death as “the cowardly way out”.
Bennington played his last show with Linkin Park in Birmingham, England on 6th July.
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We are deeply saddened by Chester's death. We loved him. Our condolences to Chester's family, Linkin Park, and all of their loved ones.
— My Chemical Romance (@MCRofficial) July 20, 2017
Is there any chance It's not true? I don't want to accept it. #chesterbennington
— Oliver Sykes (@olobersyko) July 20, 2017
RIP @ChesterBe ❤️
Thoughts are with his children, family, friends and band mates.
— Thy Art Is Murder (@thyartismurder) 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
We're extremely saddened by the loss of Chester Bennington. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Such is a huge loss for so many.
— Jimmy Eat World (@jimmyeatworld) July 20, 2017
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
So sad to hear of Chester Bennington's passing! Grew up listening to Linkin Park! RIP
— Kodaline (@Kodaline) July 20, 2017
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) July 20, 2017
RIP Chester Bennington #LinkinPark
— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) July 20, 2017
There are no words…
— Joel Madden (@JoelMadden) July 20, 2017
RIP!! Chester Bennington🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/QBuEr06BeY
— Cypress Hill ™ (@cypresshill) July 20, 2017
no words. so heartbroken. RIP Chester Bennington.
— Imagine Dragons (@Imaginedragons) July 20, 2017
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
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
RIP Chester. Tragic ending. Condolences his family and friends and Linkin Park 🙏🏾
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) July 20, 2017
Wow.. I have no words to say about Chester Bennington, an absolutely amazing musician and an inspiration to so many including myself..
— Connor Ball (@TheVampsCon) July 20, 2017
rest in peace Chester Bennington.
— el-p (@therealelp) July 20, 2017
— King Push (@PUSHA_T) July 20, 2017
May you find peace wherever you are. pic.twitter.com/MUEf5RYqsj
— moby XⓋX (@thelittleidiot) July 20, 2017