Linkin Park’s lead singer Chester Bennington has tragically passed away overnight at just 41-years-of-age.
The explosive front man’s death was confirmed by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office today after he was found at his home after an apparent suicide.
The gut-wrenching news has left fans devastated – with tributes pouring in from around the world following the news.
Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) July 20, 2017
RIP Chester. Tragic ending. Condolences his family and friends and Linkin Park ??
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) July 20, 2017
Chester was one of the kindest men I've had on my show. My heart breaks for his family and friends. He will be missed terribly.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) July 20, 2017
While Linkin Park sold over 10 million copies of their debut album Hybrid Theory (2000), and four million with Meteoro (2003) – it was Chester’s unforgettably intense live performances which truly set them apart from other nu-metal bands at the turn of the millennium.
For many, including myself, Linkin Park was the soundtrack to our younger years – a furious, exhilarating, unapologetically angsty voice that found a way to both mainstream and critical success.
Chester was that voice.
So to remember the great man, here are some of our favourite Linkin Park tunes:
Of course, the song that started a movement:
Never not a banger:
The song that was played in every sports montage in 2003:
And our favourite track from their latest album:
RIP Chester, you’ll be missed.