In the aftermath of the shocking news of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington’s death by suicide, some less reputable websites are reporting that Bennington’s death is a hoax, that he’s really alive and well. But Mike Shinoda, Bennington’s fellow Linkin Park vocalist, has issued the first public statement from the band since news of Bennington’s death broke.
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
— LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) July 20, 2017
What an awful thing to have to do.