You surely left us with many reasons to miss you!
Today the world awoke to a heartbreaking news in the history of music — rock icon Chester Bennington is dead. The lead singer of acclaimed rock band Linkin Park reportedly hanged himself in his private home in L.A. yesterday, July 20. Coincidentally, it should have been his close friend, Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday. Cornell’s suicide two months ago greatly affected Bennington and the latter dedicated their song One More Light from their latest album of the same title, for his dear friend.
Now the whole world mourns for the loss of yet another inspiring artist. People from all walks of life are flooding the internet sharing their shock, heartbreak, and sorrow, including Bennington’s bandmates:
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
Such a heartbreaking news. #RIPChesterBennington.
— Raisa Andriana (@raisa6690) July 21, 2017
Hearing the news made my heart sink 💔 #RIPChesterBennington
— Luke Rockets (@lukewithcon) July 21, 2017
— Leh Andrade (@lehandrade87) July 20, 2017
I seriously can't believe the news. I mean like linkin park is everybody's childhood jam! I'm emotional wreck rn 😢#RIPChesterBennington
— Rezelle. (@rezellemasami) July 21, 2017
— Clément (@NoFeelz) July 20, 2017
While others expressed their gratitude on how Linkin Park’s music has helped and inspired them in many ways:
— Jason del Rosario (@fauxillustrado) July 21, 2017
Linkin Park is my first and will always be my fav rock band. Without you, it will not be the same anymore #RIPChesterBennington
— Izyan (@IzyanWanie24) July 21, 2017
— kindaimod (@kindaimod) July 21, 2017
— Kevin Ohlsson (@Keols) July 21, 2017
— AFI∅ (@kudo_98) July 21, 2017
— juana (@juanatrips) July 21, 2017
— d-natalia (@dnatsz) July 21, 2017
When I'm tired, miserable, or in doubt, I sing songs. One of those is Leave Out All the Rest. Comforts me everytime. #RIPChesterBennington
— ออร์ก้าอยากมีครีบล่ำ (@verellie) July 21, 2017
— fanTAEstic 🌈 (@emotionbabe_) July 21, 2017
— don r.b. (@donthebasher) July 21, 2017
#RIPChesterBennington you made some incredible music and inspired so many with that voice, myself included😔 I hope you find peace and light❤
— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) July 21, 2017
Some people opted to recall songs and performances that really moved them:
— IG : taufixedesign (@taufixedesign) July 21, 2017
— CORY (@coryxsinclair) July 21, 2017
This song can't make me feel the same… pic.twitter.com/Fh0BL8gMdy
— » | F D z | « (@xzmodeerfx) July 21, 2017
— Erick R. Mazariegos (@Erickrmaz) July 21, 2017
— K2NBlog (@K2NBlog) July 21, 2017
And many people tweeted the lyrics of Leave Out All the Rest from Linkin Park’s Minutes to Midnight (2007) album, declaring that the singer will truly be kept in their memories and hearts forever.
— mel gib's son 🐋👯 (@mellamymake) July 21, 2017
— T (@nutty7fold) July 21, 2017
— Ivan Christopher (@van_ch) July 21, 2017
— KEN (@eatmyposts) July 21, 2017
Rest in peace, Chester Bennington. You’ve truly made an impact in our lives through your music.