Linkin Park's Chester Bennington Mourned by Rihanna, Imagine Dragons, Chance the Rapper & More

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington was found dead Thursday (July 20) at his Palos Verdes residence, reportedly from committing suicide. He is survived by his six children and wife.

Friends, family and fellow artists -- including Imagine Dragons, Rihanna, Chance the Rapper, OneRepublic and his own LP bandmate Mike Shinoda -- have taken to Twitter to mourn the musician's untimely death.

Read their reaction below:

 

 

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.

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Jade Puget, the guitarist for rock band AFI -- who played the Carnivores Tour with Bennington in 2014 -- writes, "When Linkin Park took us out on tour, they treated us like brothers and whenever I ran into Chester he was always kind and incredibly down-to-earth. It's extremely sad to lose such a talented, gracious person."

Aaron Pauley from Of Mice and Men shares similar sentiments. "Chester was a great guy," Pauley says. "Every time our paths crossed, no matter where in the world we'd be, seeing him would always reinvigorate me, because he was consistently radiating positivity and raw energy. On top of being a great guy, he was an amazing vocalist—easily one of the best to ever do it. To say he'll be missed is an understatement. I'm devastated.”

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