Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park has responded to the death of bandmate Chester Bennington. The internet has been taken over by the tragic and very unexpected death of Bennington. See the responses from artists 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
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 heart is shattered. I can’t fucking believe this is real. Crying writing this now. Destroyed. pic.twitter.com/MeEBJD9gi3
— Kolony July 21 (@steveaoki) July 20, 2017
— Ryan Key (@williamryankey) 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
Damn This really hurts a lot man #LP4EVER
— DROGASLight Out Now! (@LupeFiasco) July 20, 2017
No way. I don’t believe this. Way waaayy too soon. Rest In Peace Chester.
— Kevin Skaff (@Kevineffinskaff) July 20, 2017
I can’t believe it’s true. I am in shock & deeply saddened. The world is going to miss you Chester Bennington. You have inspired us all. RIP
— Cody Carson (@CodySIO) July 20, 2017
Ugh… I just heard the news about Chester. This is awful. RIP. pic.twitter.com/BzUaED5s3Z
— Neil Westfall ADTR (@NW44) July 20, 2017
— LORD SLiME (@FRONZ1LLA) July 20, 2017
Completely stunned to hear of Chester Bennington’s passing. My heart is with his family and friends, what an absolutely tragic loss.
— Andy Biersack (@andyblack) July 20, 2017
This one hurts. LP and Chester were the sound of a generation. They influenced and encouraged so many others. Rest easy Chester B ❤️
— Neck Deep (@NeckDeepUK) July 20, 2017
We just lost one of the loudest, most iconic voices of our generation
— patty is okay. (@PattyxWalters) 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
— Samuel David Carter (@samarchitects) July 20, 2017
I’m at a loss for words. Chester was not only one of my heroes, but he was one of my friends. He was one of the best dudes in music. RIP.
— Aaron Pauley (@aaronpauley) July 20, 2017
Ihope you find peace in the next life Chester @ChesterBe Life is hard,everyone battles demons.I want everyone here to know you are not alone
— Lzzy Hale (@LZZYHALE) July 20, 2017
So upsetting to find out the news about @ChesterBe RIP dude.
— Jake Pitts (@JakePittsBVB) July 20, 2017
chester was 1 of my first heroes who also had the same scars as i from pancreatitis & gave me a big hug and told me i was strong @chesterbe
— blackbear (@iamblackbear) July 20, 2017
— Mark Schulman (@markyplanet) July 20, 2017
my heart hurts in ways i never thought it could. ?? i heard the news when i was driving in the car with my daughter and i couldn’t even finish the drive. i pulled over and lost my shit. i remember watching u perform “crawling” stripped down with just mike shinoda playing the keys in Poland when we did that show together the other week, and your voice spoke to my soul. im re-living that moment now because that’s how u deserve to be remembered: a voice for those who wanted to scream out, who had pain and no way of expressing it. u were that for me since 11 years old and i had the honor to become friends with u and share the stage with you, but i never got to say thank you. You guys invited me on tour this summer and it was the happiest I’ve felt in my career, I’m sad to not be able to see it happen, but mostly just sad for music, the linkin park family, and the fans – u were one of the greatest frontmen of a band to ever live and i just want u, wherever u are, to feel loved and to be happy. thanks for everything Chester. love.