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Linkin Parks’ Record Label Pays Tribute To Chester Bennington: “A Human Being With A Huge Heart”

Andy Biddulph
Andy Biddulph 20 July 2017 at 22.26

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful family."

Linkin Park's record label Warner Bros. Records have paid tribute to Chester Bennington, who was found dead today (July 20) aged 41.

In a statement, Chairman and CEO Cameron Strang said, "Chester Bennington was an artist of extraordinary talent and charisma, and a human being with a huge heart and caring soul.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful family, his band-mates and his many friends.

"All of us at WBR join with millions of grieving fans around the world in saying: we love you Chester and you will be forever missed."

The wider music world has been paying tribute to Chester, with My Chemical Romance tweeting: "We are deeply saddened by Chester's death. We loved him. Our condolences to Chester's family, Linkin Park, and all of their loved ones."

And Bring Me The Horizon's Oli Sykes saying: "This guy was the reason I got into music, his band was the reason I started mine, he influenced & inspired me in so many ways, getting to meet him was one of the highlights of my life. Can't come to terms with this, we truly have lost a legend."

R.I.P. Chester.

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