Yesterday evening, July 20th, reports emerged that Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington had died, aged 41.
Chester was found dead at his residence at the Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles. His death is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Coroner's office.
He leaves behind six children with his wife Talinda Bentley, ex wife Samantha Olit and ex partner Elka Brand.
Since the news broke of Chester's death, tributes have been pouring in from stars and fans on social media.
Fellow Linkin Park bandmember Mike Shinoda confirmed the news. He tweeted 'Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.'
Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) 20 July 2017
can't even fathom the news about Chester Bennington. going to have LP on repeat all day. Rest In Peace.— michael (@Michael5SOS) July 20, 2017
Let's all be there for one another. Not just now, but always. Rest peacefully Chester Bennington.— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) July 21, 2017
Heartbroken to hear the news about Chester Bennington. A true talent gone too soon.— Jamie Campbell Bower (@Jamiebower) July 21, 2017
RIP Chester. Tragic ending. Condolences his family and friends and Linkin Park 🙏🏾— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) July 20, 2017
no words. so heartbroken. RIP Chester Bennington.— Imagine Dragons (@Imaginedragons) 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
RIP Chester. Heart goes out to the entire Linkin Park family. Having a moment of silence.— The Glitch Mob (@theglitchmob) July 20, 2017
Saddened to hear of the passing of Chester from @linkinpark.— Tyson ritteR (@tysonritter) July 20, 2017
Another gifted voice silenced to the spirit in the sky-forever alive in song
artists are ppl compelled to bring beauty into a world that can be so dark. makes sense then that artists are always conscious of darkness..— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) July 20, 2017
... & maybe at times made more vulnerable by it? i don't know. life can be relentless. heart hurts for Chester's family/band/friends/fans.— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) July 20, 2017
Bruv I can't lie I'm so upset serious 💔💔💔💔— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) July 20, 2017
"A Thousand Suns" got me through a horribly dark time. I'm indebted. Thank you and RIP Chester Bennington, wish you were here— Joss Whedon (@joss) July 20, 2017