Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has died, ABC News has confirmed. The Los Angeles County Coroner's office said that the singer's death is being investigated as a suicide. His body was discovered Thursday morning.
As news of the 41-year-old's death spread, his bandmates and many other celebrities and musicians -- particularly in the alternative rock genre -- took to social media to express their sadness and offer his family condolences.
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
RIP to Chester Bennington and my sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and the Linkin Park family. Truly unique, humble frontman.— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) July 21, 2017
So sorry to hear the news about Chester Bennington. Sending so much luv, strength & light to his family, kids & @linkinpark ohana.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 20, 2017
no words. so heartbroken. RIP Chester Bennington.— Imagine Dragons (@Imaginedragons) July 20, 2017
RIP Chester. Tragic ending. Condolences his family and friends and Linkin Park ????— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) 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
I'm still a big fan of @LinkinPark. Met Chester in Columbus & he was kind enough to call my daughters on the phone. This is a sad day.— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) 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
RIP The legend Chester. You were were and will continue to be a huge inspiration to us.— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) July 20, 2017
We lost another legend R.I.P. Chester Bennington of (linkin park) prayers up for the family so sad— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) 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