Rockers react to the loss of Chester Bennington

Posted by on July 20, 2017

According to an update from TMZ, Chester Bennington was home alone at the time of his suicide. The 41-year-old’s family was out of town and his body was found by an employee. Machine Gun Kelly who was scheduled to tour with Linkin Park as their special guests, loosely confirmed the cancellation of the upcoming tour:

“my heart hurts in ways i never thought it could. 💔💔 i heard the news when i was driving in the car with my daughter and i couldn’t even finish the drive. i pulled over and lost my shit. i remember watching u perform “crawling” stripped down with just mike shinoda playing the keys in Poland when we did that show together the other week, and your voice spoke to my soul. im re-living that moment now because that’s how u deserve to be remembered: a voice for those who wanted to scream out, who had pain and no way of expressing it. u were that for me since 11 years old and i had the honor to become friends with u and share the stage with you, but i never got to say thank you. You guys invited me on tour this summer and it was the happiest I’ve felt in my career, I’m sad to not be able to see it happen, but mostly just sad for music, the linkin park family, and the fans – u were one of the greatest frontmen of a band to ever live and i just want u, wherever u are, to feel loved and to be happy. thanks for everything Chester. love.”

Rockers, including Linkin Park’s co-vocalist Mike Shinoda, continue to react to this tragic loss:

The National Suicide Prevention hotline is 1-800-273-8255.

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