Chester Bennington dead: Wife's Twitter allegedly hacked by trolls hours after news of his death reported

The Linkin Park singer died aged 41

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies aged 41

Hours after news broke that Chester Bennington had died, Hackers targeted the Twitter feed of Talinda Bennington, the Linkin Park singer’s widow.

Seven messages were posted from the account, each making accusations that Talinda only “married for the money” and was having an affair with Linkin Park band member Mike Shinoda.

Soon after being poster, the messages were removed, but only after dozens of fans took screen shots and retweeted them hundreds of times.

Some Tweeters seemed unsure about the authenticity of the messages, thinking they could be real, while the majority criticised the hacker for their disgusting behaviour.

Bennington reportedly killed himself on Thursday, 20 July. The singer’s body was found in a Los Angeles Area residence just months after his good friend Chris Cornell hung himself.

Linkin Park were best known for releasing the iconic albums Hybrid Theory, Meteora, and Minutes to Midnight, the latter two reaching number one in numerous countries around the world.

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