As news spreads of Linkin Park’s lead singer Chester Bennington’s suicide Thursday (July 20), an outpouring of love and support has come from the Hip Hop community. The 41-year-old frontman reportedly hanged himself at his private Palos Verdes residence.
Bennington’s bandmate Mike Shinoda confirmed the unfortunate news on Twitter saying that he’s “shocked and heartbroken.”
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
Bass player Dave “Phoenix” Farrell also commented on his bandmate’s death.
— Dave Phoenix Farrell (@phoenixlp) July 20, 2017
Chance The Rapper, Talib Kweli, Rihanna and El-P are among those in the Hip Hop community who sent out their condolences.
Check out their reactions and more below.
RIP Chester. Tragic ending. Condolences his family and friends and Linkin Park ??
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) July 20, 2017
— King Push (@PUSHA_T) July 20, 2017
— DJ Z-TRIP (@ztrip) July 20, 2017
— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) July 20, 2017
Chester Bennington. TMZ reporting has died. He is so brilliant. Showed myself and others an incredible amount of love. He will be missed.
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) July 20, 2017
rest in peace Chester Bennington.
— el-p (@therealelp) July 20, 2017
Damn This really hurts a lot man #LP4EVER
— DROGASLight Out Now! (@LupeFiasco) July 20, 2017
RIP!! Chester Bennington???? pic.twitter.com/QBuEr06BeY
— Cypress Hill ™ (@cypresshill) July 20, 2017
— BROLICARM (@DJROBSWIFT) July 20, 2017
Bruv I can't lie I'm so upset serious ????
— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) July 20, 2017
— Brandon ? Breaks (@BrandonBreaks) July 20, 2017
I just heard about that… Shit is crazy! WTF is going on??! Sad. https://t.co/GoIdwnQmQo
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) July 20, 2017
Rest In Beats Chester from @linkinpark damn yo.
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) July 20, 2017
— REAL DJ HOLLYGROVE (@DJ_HollyGrove) July 20, 2017