Rihanna, Imagine Dragons, Pusha T & More React To Chester Bennington’s Suicide
News that Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was found dead in his Los Angeles home this morning (July 20) from an apparent suicide has rocked the music world. Celebrity fans, collaborators and close friends have jumped on social media to express their grief. “No words. so heartbroken. RIP Chester Bennington,” Imagine Dragons tweeted. “Oh dear God. Massive R.I.P to Chester Bennington of @linkinpark this BREAKS OUR HEART,” stated OneRepublic. “Suicide is the devil on earth walking amongst us.”
One of the most touching eulogies came from singer/songwriter Julia Michaels. “Last year I got to meet one of the most incredible musicians I’ve ever worked with,” she wrote on Instagram. “Every time I’d see him he had the biggest smile on his face and would make everybody in the room laugh. He had the brightest spirit and such a warm heart. He referred to me as a ‘cat’ and could outsing anybody. Rihanna agrees with that sentiment. “Literally the most impressive talent I’ve ever seen live! Vocal beast!” she shared.
See a selection of the outpouring of tweets and Instagram posts below.
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
no words. so heartbroken. RIP Chester Bennington.
— Imagine Dragons (@Imaginedragons) July 20, 2017
Oh dear God. Massive R.I.P to Chester Bennington of @linkinpark this BREAKS OUR HEART. Suicide is the devil on earth walking amongst us 😞
— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) July 20, 2017
song of the day: NUMB – LINKIN PARK pic.twitter.com/7itrfa0Sz6
— Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas) July 20, 2017
if you're suffering, say it. Suicide Prevention Hotline, available 24 hrs a day: 1-800-273-8255. we love you.
— paramore (@paramore) July 20, 2017
I am in tears.Chester just told me how happy he was…..He was such a sweet and talented man……Ifeel so sad for his family,band mates and fans
— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) July 20, 2017
Mental health is no joke. We have to destigmatize the conversation around it.
— yung menace (@petewentz) July 20, 2017
— American Authors (@aauthorsmusic) July 20, 2017
— King Push (@PUSHA_T) July 20, 2017
RIP Chester. Tragic ending. Condolences his family and friends and Linkin Park 🙏🏾
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) July 20, 2017
Damn This really hurts a lot man #LP4EVER
— DROGASLight Out Now! (@LupeFiasco) July 20, 2017
In 2014 we toured w/ @linkinpark & Chester couldn't have been more nice, inclusive, & engaging…
— STEVIE AIELLO (@StevieAiello) July 20, 2017
RIP Chester Bennington. This feels like a kick in the chest. My December has pulled me through many times. Depression is a real monster.
— Gabby Sidibe (@GabbySidibe) July 20, 2017
— apl.de.ap (@apldeap) July 20, 2017
The news about Chester Bennington is devastating. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and @linkinpark. Such a tragic loss
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) July 20, 2017
Chester was one of the kindest men I've had on my show. My heart breaks for his family and friends. He will be missed terribly.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) July 20, 2017
Last year I got to meet one of the most incredible musicians I've ever worked with. Every time I'd see him he had the biggest smile on his face and would make everybody in the room laugh. He had the brightest spirit and such a warm heart. He referred to me as a "cat" and could outsing anybody :) today I am absolutely heartbroken. Chester, you will be missed. I didn't know you for long but in the time that I did know you, you and the boys taught me what it meant to have fun in all the chaos, how to make everything lighter in the heaviest of situations, and to believe in myself because you guys believed in me. Thank you for the memories and I will carry them always. Rest In Peace Chester. Much much love. #chester sending you guys @m_shinoda and @braddelson so much love today ❤️❤️