Chester Bennington dies: Rihanna, Stormzy and Chance the Rapper lead tributes to Linkin Park singer

Fellow artists have expressed their grief at the singer's untimely death after he was found at a property in Los Angeles

Roisin O'Connor
Music Correspondent
Thursday 20 July 2017 20:46 BST
Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies aged 41

Tributes have poured in for Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington after he was found dead age 41.

The singer is said to have taken his own life, on what would have been his late friend Chris Cornell's 53rd birthday.

Fellow artists including his bandmate Mike Shinoda, Chance the Rapper, Rihanna, Imagine Dragons and Stormzy have paid tribute to the late singer on social media.

"Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true," Shinoda wrote on Twitter. "An official statement will come out as soon as we have one."

Linkin Park recenrtly released their new music video for "Talking To Myself", just hours before news of Bennington's death emerged.

The singer wrote a moving letter to his friend, Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, after he took his own life in May 2017.

For confidential support call the Samaritans in the UK on 116 123, visit a local Samaritans branch or visit their website. The US number is 1-800-273-8225

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