Music fans and fellow artists are mourning the passing of Linkin Park‘s Chester Bennington, who died at the age of 41 earlier today. Linkin Park’s music was a pure distillation of angst that connected with many, regardless of cultural background, and its impact is being seen today in the tributes to Bennington that have popped up across across social media. Read a few of them below.
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
RIP Chester. Tragic ending. Condolences his family and friends and Linkin Park ??
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) July 20, 2017
— Timbaland (@Timbaland) July 20, 2017
Linkin Park meant a LOT to a lot of kids I used to take care of in treatments & placements & therefore to me, too. Very sad today.
— The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) July 20, 2017
Mental health is no joke. We have to destigmatize the conversation around it.
— pw (@petewentz) July 20, 2017
no words. so heartbroken. RIP Chester Bennington.
— Imagine Dragons (@Imaginedragons) July 20, 2017
Damn This really hurts a lot man #LP4EVER
— CHECKIN’ Out Now! #APTMC (@LupeFiasco) July 20, 2017
— Big Boi (@BigBoi) July 21, 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
Rest In Peace…my heart goes out to all the family left behind. If you’re suffering as well don’t be ashamed to talk to someone about it. https://t.co/26tLlmnA0z
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) July 21, 2017
“in the end it doesn’t even matter” – chester bennington. RIP
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) July 21, 2017
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
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
RIP!! Chester Bennington🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/QBuEr06BeY
— Cypress Hill ™ (@cypresshill) July 20, 2017
We lost another legend R.I.P. Chester Bennington of (linkin park) prayers up for the family so sad
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) July 20, 2017
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) 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
RIP Chester B.
— Duff McKagan (@DuffMcKagan) July 20, 2017