Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington death shocks music community

Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington remembered by friends, family and fans

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has died at the age of 41 on Thursday morning (US time), according to the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office. was found dead in an apparent suicide at a residence in Los Angeles.

Linkin Park was founded by three high school friends, Mike Shinoda, Rob Bourdon, and Brad Delson in 1996. Bennington joined the band in March 1999, eventually became Linkin Park’s lead vocalist alongside Shinoda.

Over the years, Chester’s “higher-pitched” and “emotional” vocals op-style, eventually become Linkin Park’s signature sound.

Linkin Park has sold over 70 million albums, and their debut, Hybrid Theory, was the best-selling album of 2001. Their song “Crawling,” taken from that album, earned them a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance. They won another in 2006, for “Numb/Encore,” a collaboration with Jay-Z. Their seventh album, One More Light, was released in May.

Fans and celebrities to remember and pay tributes to the fallen rock star. Rihanna, Jimmy Kimmel and Chance the Rapper are among the hordes of celebrities giving their condolences after the shock death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington.

Mike Shinoda and Dave Farrell have said they are “heartbroken” by the death of close friend and bandmate, Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington.

The band has collaborated with many artists over the years including Jay-Z and, more recently, London grime star Stormzy for a track on their new album called Good Goodbye.

Famous Canadian singer and songwriter Bryan Adams also remembered Chester:

Jimmy Kemmel wrote this:

Warner Bros Records CEO and chairman Cameron Strang made a heartfelt statement about Bennington, whose band is signed to the label.

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