Mike Shinoda, Steve Aoki, And More Mourn Linkin Park's Chester Bennington

The Linkin Park frontman has died at the age of 41

Shortly following the tragic news that Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died from an apparent suicide, fans, friends, collaborators, and colleagues took to social media to express their grief over the loss of the 41-year-old rocker and father.

Below, artists who were friends, collaborators, and tour mates with Chester and Linkin Park — like Steve Aoki, Pusha T, Pharrell, and Avril Lavigne — and those were fans of his music — like Rihanna, Chance the Rapper, members of All Time Low and Simple Plan, and more — remember Bennington.

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda and Dave "Phoenix" Farrell

Steve Aoki

Aoki was a frequent Linkin Park collaborator, first pairing up with them on their 2013 song "A Light That Never Comes." The band returned the favor on Aoki's 2015 track "Darker Than Blood."

Machine Gun Kelly

MGK toured with Linkin Park throughout Europe earlier this month.

Blink-182's Travis Barker

Blink were scheduled to perform a pair of shows with Linkin Park later this month. The shows, billed as Blinkin Park, were slated to take place on July 28 in New York City and July 30 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Avril Lavigne

Pusha T and Stormzy

Pusha and Stormzy both featured on "Good Goodbye," a single from Linkin Park's most recent album, One More Light, which dropped in May.

Pharrell Williams

Ryan Adams

Nikki Sixx


Chance The Rapper

Katy Perry

Imagine Dragons

Tegan and Sara

Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz

All Time Low's Jack Barakat

Run the Jewels' El-P and Killer Mike


Ryan Seacrest

American Authors

Passion Pit

Lupe Fiasco

Simple Plan's Jeff Stinco

Nick Jonas

Paramore's Hayley Williams

5 Seconds of Summer's Michael Clifford

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong

Arcade Fire's Win Butler

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues, there are ways to get help. Find resources at or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK for a confidential conversation.

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