Chester Bennington of Linkin Park dead

Holy shit

Made a large part of my teenage life did Linkin Park so this news is shocking. RIP

TMZ, though

Avoid any mention of the method in headlines as this inadvertently promotes and perpetuates common methods of suicide.

Consequence Of Sound have put in the headline as well

I listened to Hybrid Theory so often as a young teenager I genuinely thought I’d wear out the CD. It’s probably the record I’ve listened to most in my life thanks to that.

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Bennington long struggled with drug and alcohol addiction. He recently lost a close friend in Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who died by suicide in April. Bennington sang “Hallelujah” at Cornell’s funeral. Incidentally, today would have been Cornell’s 53rd birthday.



Sheesh. RIP.

Fuck, Hybrid Theory was probably THE biggest album for my generation :anguished:

that album was everywhere, I bet there’s very few people in their late twenties who didn’t hear it repeatedly for a couple of years after it came out

Was really hoping this was fake news. Such a waste of life…I hate how one person’s suicide motivates another. Someone very close to me hanged himself less than a year ago which was in turn less than a year after one of his work colleagues had killed herself. All he could think of was that he was in still in pain but she wasn’t any longer. No matter how many times we tried to help him he couldn’t get that thought out of his head.
…anyway RIP Chester Bennington


fucking hell

Oops, started a social board thread. Anyway, very sad

In The End is an incredible, incredible tune!
But the lyrics seem so poignant right now.

So sad!

Fuck. I was around my sisters for my youngest nephews birthday. The eldest who’s 13 and likes Linkin Park, came in and told me. Had to give him a hug as he looked quite upset about it.

TMZ in ‘being cunts’ shocker

This is horribly sad

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Awful news. I’m sure they were a gateway band to many on here. RIP

Awful news.

Man this is sad, I’m not a huge fan but 41 is nothing. Poor guy

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I always find someone’s suicide so hard to process. Just, the inner turmoil and pain he must have been in, fucking hell, I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.

But the poignancy of him taking his life on Cornell’s birthday, JFC, incredibly sad…