Hollywood and the public at large took to Twitter and social media on Thursday to react to the sudden passing of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who apparently took his own life by hanging.
Linkin Park was one of the most popular alt-metal bands of the 2000s, starting with their 2000 debut rap-rock album “Hybrid Theory” that included hits like “One Step Closer.”
Bennington’s death was reported Thursday, the same day of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell’s birthday, who committed suicide in May. The Linkin Park frontman was close friends with Cornell and even shared this note to Cornell on Twitter following his passing.
— Chester Bennington (@ChesterBe) May 18, 2017
Members of Linkin Park Mike Shinoda and Dave “Phoenix” Farrell have tweeted their thoughts, as well as collaborator Pusha T.
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
— Dave Phoenix Farrell (@phoenixlp) July 20, 2017
— King Push (@PUSHA_T) July 20, 2017
Below check out the outpouring of support from the music world and Hollywood.
RIP Chester. Tragic ending. Condolences his family and friends and Linkin Park ????????
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) July 20, 2017
Saddened to learn about the passing of the talented Chester Bennington from Linkin Park. My heart breaks for his family and children.
— Ashley Greene (@AshleyMGreene) July 20, 2017
song of the day: NUMB – LINKIN PARK pic.twitter.com/7itrfa0Sz6
— Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas) 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
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
Chester had 6 kids. If anyone out there thinks the world is better without you. You are so unspeakably wrong on every level. Get help plz
— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) July 20, 2017
no words. so heartbroken. RIP Chester Bennington.
— Imagine Dragons (@Imaginedragons) July 20, 2017
RIP Chester. Heart goes out to the entire Linkin Park family. Having a moment of silence.
— The Glitch Mob (@theglitchmob) 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
If you or someone you know is struggling to cope, @800273TALK
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) July 20, 2017
RIP Chester Bennington. This feels like a kick in the chest. My December has pulled me through many times. Depression is a real monster.
— Gabby Sidibe (@GabbySidibe) July 20, 2017
RIP Chester Bennington. I hope you find peace. Thank you for the years of incredible music that helped shape the musician I am today.
— Ben Bruce (@benjaminbruce) July 20, 2017
Rest in peace Chester Bennington, Linkin Park was a huge part of my childhood. Thank you for everything you've done man
— Deji (@ComedyGamer) July 20, 2017
rest in peace Chester Bennington.
— el-p (@therealelp) July 20, 2017
RIP Chester. Salutes and Condolences to Mike and Your band mates and big love and Condolences… https://t.co/bohnNYY5aF
— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) July 20, 2017
No words … truly gutted, such an influential guy, RIP Chester Bennington ❤️️❤️️❤️️
— ROAM (@ROAMse) July 20, 2017
As a kid, Linkin Park music helped me get through my surgeries. They helped me through so much pain. Sad to see Chester was in pain too ????????
— BigNik (@BigNik) July 20, 2017
RIP chester. sending love to your friends and family in this tragic time. so sad the world has lost another beautiful soul w/ such talent.
— Nia Lovelis (@NiaLovelis) July 20, 2017
You meant so much to us. Your music is one of the biggest reasons we exist. This one hurts. RIP Chester, our thoughts go out to your family.
— Crown The Empire (@CrownTheEmpire) July 20, 2017
A friend just told me about Chester Bennington: I'm devastated. I just saw him a few weeks ago and he looked so happy…RIP Chester…
— Jeff Stinco (@jeffstinco) July 20, 2017
A more cohesive summary of my thoughts. RIP Chester Bennington. You will be missed. pic.twitter.com/mNlDRfeNZG
— Matthew Santoro (@MatthewSantoro) July 20, 2017
RIP CHESTER BENNINGTON YOU ARE TOO GOOD FOR THE EARTH. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) July 20, 2017
Saddened to hear of the passing of Chester from @linkinpark.
Another gifted voice silenced to the spirit in the sky-forever alive in song
— Tyson ritteR (@tysonritter) July 20, 2017
RIP Chester Bennington, another incredible talent lost to something the world needs to learn more about and understand.
— Conor Maynard (@ConorMaynard) July 20, 2017