Sports world mourns loss of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington

ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 21, 2017 08:20 PM
Sports world mourns loss of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington
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.






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.





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.

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