The whole world to Chester Bennington: We’ll keep you in our memories

July 21st, 2017

You surely left us with many reasons to miss you!

Chester Bennington, Linkin Park,

Image from Facebook.

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

Heartbroken

— 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

Why my love? Why? 😢💔
YOU'RE ALWAYS IN MY HEART… #RIPChesterBennington pic.twitter.com/LXxqz0ciBy

— 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

Damn, it hurts so bad to see Chester as a "past member"… #RIPChesterBennington #LinkinPark pic.twitter.com/avvASUWaK4

— Clément (@NoFeelz) July 20, 2017

While others expressed their gratitude on how Linkin Park’s music has helped and inspired them in many ways:

I grew up listening to Linkin Park. They helped me get through dark days. Thank you @ChesterBe for sharing your light. #RIPChesterBennington

— 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

😭 A VOICE AN INSPIRATION A LEGEND. YOU WILL LIVE IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER. 😞😞😞มันจะดังอยู่ในใจเสมอ…วงโปรดของแอด😭😭😭 #RIPChesterBennington #LP pic.twitter.com/RXpdCPRFZD

— kindaimod (@kindaimod) July 21, 2017

Chester … I'm so sorry we couldn't help you the same way you helped us. #RIPChesterBennington pic.twitter.com/9gVC78hRDP

— Kevin Ohlsson (@Keols) July 21, 2017

Its really sad bcs i grew up with Linkin Park music. Thank you Chester for being big part of my life.#RIPChesterBennington pic.twitter.com/SKW6mTnJOG

— AFI∅ (@kudo_98) July 21, 2017

Thank you for the music and the stories. #RIPChesterBennington pic.twitter.com/nug0hMMKRN

— juana (@juanatrips) July 21, 2017

Wouldnt have survived High School without your songs….#RIPChesterBennington pic.twitter.com/GKh4TS2W5c

— 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

All the 90s grew up listening to linkin park 😔You have save all our childhood lifes. You will be missed#RIPChester #RIPChesterBennington

— fanTAEstic 🌈 (@emotionbabe_) July 21, 2017

Thank you Chester and Linkin Park for helping our country when we need it the most. #RIPChesterBennington pic.twitter.com/Zri2dcAhH2

— 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:

"Sometimes solutions aren't so simple. Sometimes goodbye's the only way." Shadow Of The Day – Linkin Park #RIPChesterBennington #RipChester pic.twitter.com/dELDNRVREZ

— IG : taufixedesign (@taufixedesign) July 21, 2017

Linkin Park & Jay-Z – Numb (Encore) 🔥 #RIPChesterBennington pic.twitter.com/dYBfwg6PwT

— CORY (@coryxsinclair) July 21, 2017

#RIPChesterBennington

This song can't make me feel the same… pic.twitter.com/Fh0BL8gMdy

— » | F D z | « (@xzmodeerfx) July 21, 2017

Words cannot begin to describe… utter chills. Thank you. #RIPChesterBennington 😔 pic.twitter.com/4e4vR6qsS3

— Erick R. Mazariegos (@Erickrmaz) July 21, 2017

But in the end, it doesn't even matter#RIPChesterBennington pic.twitter.com/3dc8wlqQDQ

— 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.

when my time comes
forget the wrong that i've done
keep me in your memory
leave out all the rest#RIPChesterBennington pic.twitter.com/3cWcL6PV4w

— mel gib's son 🐋👯 (@mellamymake) July 21, 2017

Forever in my memory😔 #RIPChesterBennington pic.twitter.com/aIqqS0L78b

— T (@nutty7fold) July 21, 2017

I will keep you in my memory #RIPChesterBennington #LinkinPark pic.twitter.com/MSCWYN3Uko

— Ivan Christopher (@van_ch) July 21, 2017

Leave Out All The Rest (2017) – Linkin Park #RIPChesterBennington pic.twitter.com/HJPgwHBTLh

— KEN (@eatmyposts) July 21, 2017

Rest in peace, Chester Bennington. You’ve truly made an impact in our lives through your music.

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