Two days back, the world was shocked to hear about the untimely death of the lead singer of the famous American band, Linkin Park. Chester Bennington’s body was discovered on Thursday at his home after he reportedly hanged himself.
The music world was jolted by this tragic news and fans and celebrities all over the world expressed their sorrow over this tragedy. Bennington’s band-mate and LP’s lead songwriter was amongst the first ones to express his feelings on Twitter:
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
Here is how our Pakistani celebrities reacted to his death:
But in the End, it doesn't even matter. #RIPChesterBennigton
— Meesha Shafi (@itsmeeshashafi) July 20, 2017
— Meera Irtaza (@TheMeeraJee) July 20, 2017
Hangs himself on his best friend's Birthday…. Depression is real Abuse is real #AmirZaki #ChrisCornell #Chester 💔
— Xulfi (@zulfiqarjkhan) July 20, 2017
So let mercy come and wash away
What I've done
— Quratulain Balouch (@Quratulainb) July 20, 2017
Thank you Chester Bennington for your incredible voice and music 🎶 💔Linkin Park will never be the same again. pic.twitter.com/ySZhclSuYd
— Ali Safina (@AliSafinas) July 20, 2017
Chester Bennington commits suicide at 41 / In the end / Linkin park (RIP) https://t.co/Ue2peRbjwS via
— salman ahmad (@sufisal) July 20, 2017
Linkin Park’s music was a pure distillation of angst that connected with many, regardless of cultural background, and its impact is being seen on different social media platforms in the form of the tributes to Chester. The lesson of the day is to not take mental illness and depression lightly.