The death of Chester Bennington is hitting the music world hard. The Linkin Park frontman was found dead in his Los Angeles area home after hanging himself, according to TMZ. Bennington’s suicide at age 41 comes after years of drug and alcohol addictions and depression, but many friends in his inner circle are stunned by the news of his sudden death.
As news of Chester Bennington’s death broke, celebrity friends took to social media to pay tribute to the Linkin Park vocalist. Bennington’s Linkin Park bandmate, Mike Shinoda, issued the first public statement from the band after news broke of Chester’s death. Shinoda took to Twitter to confirm the tragic news.
“Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.”
Chester Bennington’s other Linkin Park bandmates include Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, Dave Farrell and Joe Hahn. Farrell also took to Twitter to write that he is “heartbroken” over Chester’s death.