Following the sad news yesterday of Chester Bennington’s death, celebrities are paying tribute to the Linkin Park singer.
The lead singer of the rock band Linkin Park, Bennington touched many, many people with his music. And following the upsetting news that he had taken his own life, there was an out pouring of tributes shared all over social media by fellow artists and fans alike.
Writing on Twitter, Jimmy Kimmel noted that Bennington 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,” Kimmel wrote.
Hayley Williams from Paramore shared two emotional tweets in which she said her heart hurt for Bennington’s loved ones.
“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,” she wrote. “… & 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.”
Bennington’s band mate Mike Shinoda wrote that he was “shocked and heartbroken” by what had happened.
In a statement delivered to People, Cameron Strang, the head of Linkin Park’s label, Warner Bros Records, said, “Chester Bennington was an artist of extraordinary talent and charisma, and a human being with a huge heart and a caring soul. Our thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful family, his band-mates and his many friends. All of us at WBR join with millions of grieving fans around the world in saying: we love you Chester and you will be forever missed.”
We’re sending all thoughts to Chester Bennington’s family, friends, and his band mates. He will be so missed.
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