Chester Bennington’s Death Prompts Stunned Reactions From the Rock Community
Chester Bennington’s death has spurred his fellow rockers to take to Twitter and other social-media platforms to express their shock and grief.
The Linkin Park singer was found earlier today in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles. Bennington’s bandmate Mike Shinoda confirmed his death. The 41-year-old husband and father, who also was a later member of Stone Temple Pilots, recently mourned the passing of his friend Chris Cornell, who would have been 53 today. Bennington sang at Cornell’s funeral.
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
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
— Richie Kotzen (@Richie_Kotzen) July 20, 2017
RIP Chester Bennington #LinkinPark
— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) July 20, 2017
Our Thoughts & Prayers To The Family, Friends & Fans Of Chester Bennington, Linkin Park…RIP…Far too young…
— David Coverdale (@davidcoverdale) July 20, 2017
Incredibly sad. Our thoughts are with his family and friends…. https://t.co/usy7HCimyD
— FOGHAT (@FOGHAT) July 20, 2017
— Mike Portnoy (@MikePortnoy) July 20, 2017
RIP Chester B.
— Duff McKagan (@DuffMcKagan) July 20, 2017
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) July 20, 2017
Shocked about the news of Chester Bennington’s death. I have played shows with him recently..I will miss him & his great talent very much.
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) July 20, 2017
Gracious, kind & humble. A rare combination in Rock & Roll. Deeply saddened… pic.twitter.com/cVtNEzrjHD
— Lars Ulrich (@larsulrich) July 20, 2017
— Vernon Reid (@vurnt22) July 20, 2017
So shocked and saddened by the news of Chester Bennington's passing. I remember the first time I… https://t.co/gReNMJV1Sm
— System of a Down (@systemofadown) July 20, 2017
MOTLEY CRUE ft. CHESTER BENNINGTON Home Sweet Home Live MTV https://t.co/1N02VTcpNO
— Vince Neil (@thevinceneil) July 20, 2017
RIP Chester Bennington pic.twitter.com/3XT5pOUzQr
— MSG (@TheGarden) July 20, 2017
Our thoughts go out to the family & friends of Chester Bennington tonight. Rest in Power pic.twitter.com/aX1uAYHGgu
— Marshall Amps (@marshallamps) July 20, 2017
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