Celebrities React to the Death of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington

July 20, 2017

Stars from every style of music and entertainment are mourning the loss of Chester Bennington tonight. 

Linkin Park's Chester Bennington was found dead on Thursday. The 41-year-old singer reportedly committed suicide. Bennington's work had a massive effect on musicians and entertainers from all walks of life. Here's what some of today's biggest stars have shared on social media:

Rockers Imagine Dragons said they were "heartbroken" on Twitter this afternoon:



Jimmy Kimmel said Chester was one of the "kindest men" that was ever on his show. 


Bennington recently performed a tribute to his friend Chris Cornell. Cornell committed suicide earlier this year. 



Rob Thomas referenced the Linkin Park song "Numb" in his Twitter post on Thursday:


Josh Groban paid tribute to his label mate on Twitter:


Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath shared his surprise in a message posted Thursday:


Rihanna also took to Instagram to mourn the late musician. She called him the "most impressive talent" that she had ever seen live. 

------------------------------------------------------------------------ Literally the most impressive talent I've ever seen live! Vocal beast! #RIPChester #LinkinPark

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Linkin Park collaborated with music icons from every genre imaginable, and band's impressive collection of music spoke to an entire generation. Bennington's death will reverabate throughout the music community.