Chester Bennington Dies At 41: Stunned Rockers and Celebrities Share Heartbreaking Reactions

Chester Bennington Dies At 41: Stunned Rockers and Celebrities Share Heartbreaking Reactions | Society Of Rock Videos

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The news shook the world

Everyone was shocked and stunned when the news that Chester Bennington of Linkin Park was found dead at the age of 41. The frontman of Linkin Park reportedly took his own life by hanging. The eerie part about the whole thing, is that he and Chris Cornell, who took his own life back in May, were best friends, and Chester’s death was reported on what would’ve been Chris’ 53rd birthday.

Many rockers and celebrities chimed in to offer tributes and thoughts on Chester. Messages on Twitter and Facebook poured in morning the vocalist who helped so many of today’s youth and young adults get through their darkest hours. Unfortunately, Chester couldn’t overcome his own darkest hour.

Fellow bandmate Mike Shinoda

Shinoda confirmed the news later in the afternoon. Many suspected it to be a hoax prior to his tweet.

Linkin Park

Bennington’s band posted this photo later in the day after reeling in from the news.

The kind words and notes continued to pour in throughout the day from all sorts of musicians and celebrities from all backgrounds.

Vicky Cornell (Chris Cornell’s wife)

Nikki Sixx



Lars Ulrich

Paul Stanley

Duff McKagen

Billy Idol

Jimmy Kimmel

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Steve Aoki

Corey Taylor

Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater


Matt Skiba of Blink-182 and Alkaline Trio

Rest easy, beautiful boy. Chester B., RIP ?

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Dave Navarro


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Chance The Rapper

Ryan Adams

Dana White

Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy

Joel Madden of Good Charlotte

Travis Barker of Blink-182

Comedian Nick Swardson

Comedian Brent Morin

Jimmy Eat World

As you can see Chester was universally loved by everyone in the rock world and community. He may be gone, but his voice, message and impact will live forever. Rest In Peace, Chester Bennington. We will forever miss you.

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