Sports world mourns loss of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 21, 2017 08:20 PM
FILE - In this May 26, 2017 file photo, Chester Bennington, of Linkin Park, performs “Hallelujah” at a funeral for Chris Cornell at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County coroner says Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of rock, hip-hop and rap, has died in his home near Los Angeles. He was 41. Coroner spokesman Brian Elias says they are investigating Bennington’s death as an apparent suicide but no additional details are available. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
The world was dealt quite the shock when the death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington was reported.
Before his untimely passing, Bennington starred as the talismanic leader of the alternative rockband that touched and influenced a lot of people in the 2000s.
With their unique mix of two polar opposite genres, Linkin Park was able to bring together people from different backgrounds who had varying taste in music.
So wide was Bennington and his group's reach, that even today's sports stars offered their words and took to Twitter to voice out their grief, and admiration for the late vocalist.
Linkin Park playlist, Friday morning traffic 😔— Katherine Bersola (@KB08_) July 21, 2017
I had to fall to lose it all, but in the end, it doesn't even matter 😢 https://t.co/Iute8HP1su— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) July 21, 2017
Linkin Park used to be my jam going to school.— Kobe | KoKo Wave (@_kokoparas) July 21, 2017
Lots of memories in every song that Chester & his band made.#RIPChesterBennington
Kobe Paras even noticed the Linkin Park playlist that was booming through the gym's speakers as they were warming up before a game against Lithuania in the 39th William Jones Cup.
So sorry to hear the news about Chester Bennington. Sending so much luv, strength & light to his family, kids & @linkinpark ohana.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 20, 2017
R.I.P. Chester Bennington— Evan Turner (@thekidet) July 20, 2017
Linkin Park is one of my favorite bands ever. Grew up listening to them. And the sun will set for you... #RIPChesterBennington— Frank Kaminsky III (@FSKPart3) July 20, 2017
The Los Angeles Dodgers' organist even paid his respects to Bennington by playing his rendition of Link Park's hit single "Numb" before the team took on the Atlanta Braves in the MLB.
Bennington's death was reported as an apparent suicide, per TMZ, the first news outlet to break the story. He was 41.
Meanwhile, a group in the Philippines is dedicated to addressing those who have suicidal tendencies.
The crisis hotlines of the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation aim to help embattled individuals know that someone is ready to listen to them.
These are their hotline numbers: Information and Crisis Intervention Center (02) 804-HOPE (4673) 0917-558-HOPE (4673) or (632) 211-4550 0917-852-HOPE (4673) or (632) 964-6876 0917-842-HOPE (4673) or (632) 964-4084.