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Chester Bennington Dead: Stars React to Linkin Park Singer’s Death – Celebrity News


Shocked and heartbroken. A bevy of stars including Rihanna, Chance the Rapper and Hayley Williams took to social media to mourn the death of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington on Thursday, July 20. 

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According to TMZ, the singer died in an apparent suicide by hanging at a private residence in the Palos Verdes Estates neighborhood of Los Angeles. His body was reportedly discovered just before 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 20. He was 41.

Linkin Park bandmate Mike Shinoda confirmed his death on Twitter, writing: “Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.”

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“Artists are ppl compelled to bring beauty into a world that can be so dark. makes sense then that artists are always conscious of darkness,” Hayley Williams added on Twitter. “… & maybe at times made more vulnerable by it? i don’t know. life can be relentless. heart hurts for Chester’s family/band/friends/fans.”

Chance the Rapper also took to social media, tweeting: “RIP Chester. Tragic ending. Condolences his family and friends and Linkin Park 🙏🏾.”

Rihanna took to Instagram to praise the late singer. “😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢 Literally the most impressive talent I’ve ever seen live!” She captioned a photo of Bennington performing. “Vocal beast! #RIPChester #LinkinPark.”

Bennington was close friends with late singer Chris Cornell, whose death was ruled a suicide by hanging in May. Bennington was found dead on what would have been Cornell’s 53rd birthday.

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If you or anyone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 to be connected to a local crisis center for confidential emotional support. 

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