Wednesday 13 November 2019

Tributes pour in for Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington

Stormzy was among those sharing their shock at the sad news.

Chester Bennington inspired many with his music (Yui Mok/PA)
Chester Bennington inspired many with his music (Yui Mok/PA)

By Katie Archer

Stormzy has tweeted his heartbreak about Linkin Park star Chester Bennington’s death as tributes began pouring in.

Musicians and fans shared their shock and sadness at hearing the news that Bennington had been found dead.

Stormzy told fans how upset he was.

Bandmate Mike Shinoda tweeted his shock and that sadly, the news was true.

Actor Ken Jeong had recorded an episode of Carpool Karaoke with Linkin Park last week.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson passed on love to Bennington’s family.

Timbaland offered condolences to Bennington’s loved ones.

You Me At Six frontman Josh Franceschi tweeted about the “inspirational” musician.

One Republic said that they were heartbroken, too.

Rapper Chipmunk said that he was a fan of the band.

Phats And Small praised his genre-defining music.

Singer Donnie Wahlberg shared that he was a fan of Bennington.

Fightstar bass player Dan Haigh added his condolences.

The band Eliza And The Bear shared that they had been inspired to make music by Linkin Park.

Journalist and author Owen Jones said that he had been a fan as a teenager.

Chris Eubank Junior was another fan to have grown up with his music.

EastEnders actor Aaron Sidwell tweeted his sadness.

Bennington had been a close friend of Chris Cornell, singing at the funeral of the Soundgarden frontman who killed himself in May.

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