Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda Reacts to Bandmate Chester Bennington's Death

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington was found dead in his California home Thursday morning as a result of what coroners are ruling a suicide, CNN reports.

Since the news broke, Bennington's friends and fans alike have been reacting to his death on social media, including bandmate Mike Shinoda, who tweeted that he was "shocked and heartbroken."

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"Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true," he wrote, confirming Bennington's death. "An official statement will come out as soon as we have one."

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Shinoda was an original founder of the band in 1996 and produced and co-wrote much of the group's music.

Linkin Park was set to begin a tour next week, and their latest album, One More Light, was released in May.


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