Shocked reactions to the death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington continue to roll in, with friends, fans and fellow musicians paying tribute to the spirited frontman who died on Thursday (July 20) at age 41 of an apparent suicide.
One of the most touching came from his hometown baseball team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, who turned Thursday’s game into an homage to Bennington’s indelible music. Before the Dodgers took on the Atlanta Braves, Dodger Stadium organist Dieter Ruehle performed a stirring rendition of the band’s signature 2003 hit “Numb” at the request of a fan on Twitter.
— Sue Jo (@suejo825) July 21, 2017
That was awesome!!! we will truly miss him —
— Marissa Ferrer (@MissRdrette) July 21, 2017
Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy showed his love for Bennington by playing a LP song as his walk-up music.
mccarthy warming up to linkin park was a nice gesture pic.twitter.com/rZwlMlHe8e
— 7 (@SevenCostanzaa) July 21, 2017
when the Dodgers acknowledge Linkin Park 🙂 pic.twitter.com/FVdWe7P1tq
— Edwin ™ (@TehFurlax) July 21, 2017
Dodgers just ran out on the field with Linkin Park playing…..
— Leo (@Panchitolionman) July 21, 2017
A number of Bennington’s musical contemporaries also shared their grief, from the Recording Academy of America to Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Muse.
Rest in perfect peace my brother…Chester the legend. Thank you for inspiring me. Prayers up for your loved ones and family ??—- pic.twitter.com/XBu08izrxg
— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) July 21, 2017
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Chester Bennington’s family, friends, collaborators, and all who have been impacted by his work. pic.twitter.com/pXpnWadqrd
— Recording Academy (@RecordingAcad) July 20, 2017
Rest In Peace…my heart goes out to all the family left behind. If you’re suffering as well don’t be ashamed to talk to someone about it. https://t.co/26tLlmnA0z
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) July 21, 2017
RIP to Chester Bennington and my sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and the Linkin Park family. Truly unique, humble frontman.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) July 21, 2017
RIP Chester.. pic.twitter.com/8esQbse08f
— muse (@muse) July 21, 2017
— Big Boi (@BigBoi) July 21, 2017
— Laura Pausini (@LauraPausini) July 20, 2017
:: THANK YOU NOBLESVILLE IN ::
today we lost a part of our family, Chester Bennington
But did what had to be done cause the show must go on pic.twitter.com/EdtpPK3O32
— Vans Warped Tour (@VansWarpedTour) July 21, 2017
So shocked and saddened by the news of Chester Bennington’s passing. I remember the first time I… https://t.co/gReNMJV1Sm
— System of a Down (@systemofadown) July 20, 2017