The 41-year-old musician was found dead at his private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County on Thursday morning just before 9 a.m., according to TMZ. He reportedly hanged himself at his home.
Upon hearing the news, several WWE superstars reached out to express their sadness on the lead singers' untimely death.
2-time United States Champion, Kalisto expressed his grief on Bennington's passing. Like many, Bennington was one of his favorite artists.
"Very sad to hear the passing one of my all time favorites.. Linkin Park's Chester Bennington..#RIP"prevnext
Mr. Money in the Bank, Baron Corbin, was affected by the loss of the Linkin Park lead man. The Lone Wolf is an avid follower of rock music and probably jammed to multiple Linkin Park albums.
"Really sad to hear about Chester Bennington. He did so many amazing things and will be missed."
Really sad to hear about Chester Bennington. He did so many amazing things and will be missed.— Baron Corbin (@BaronCorbinWWE) July 20, 2017
One-half of WWE's tag team, The Revival, Dash Wilder was also dejected to hear this morning's news. Wilder also made a plea to those who need support.
"Sad to hear about Chester Bennington. If you need it, please get help."
Sad to hear about Chester Bennington. If you need it, please get help.— Dash (@DashWilderWWE) July 20, 2017
NXT announcer and former SmackDown Live broadcaster, Mauro Ranallo paid his respects to the fallen singer. Ranallo has struggled with mental health and has made it a public and personal initiative to help others.
"RIP Chester Bennington of Linkin Park. I do what I can to spread mental health awareness. WE ALL MUST DO MORE."
RIP Chester Bennington of Linkin Park. I do what I can to spread mental health awareness. WE ALL MUST DO MORE. #EnoughIsEnough ??— Mauro Ranallo (@mauroranallo) July 20, 2017
Popular NXT act, Aleister Black took his sadness public, as well. Bennington's music made it across the Atlantic to inspire the Dutch wrestler.
"Lyrics that spoke a lot to my generation at the time, so sad. RIP Chester Bennington."
Lyrics that spoke a lot to my generation at the time, so sad. RIP Chester Bennington.— Aleister Black (@WWEAleister) July 20, 2017