Athletes Mourn the Passing of Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington

Thursday July 20th, 2017

The music world lost a legend on Thursday with the passing of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington. Linkin Park helped pioneer the early-2000’s rap-rock scene and became one of the era’s most popular bands, particularly after their breakout 1999 album Hybrid Theory

Bennington’s sudden death hit fans across the world hard, and some of the more emotional reactions came from athletes who had grown up on Linkin Park’s music. 

you could always hear the passion in every piece of music you put out. you will be sorely missed. #ripchester

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Bennington’s death was ruled suicide by hanging by a coroner. He was 41.

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