Linkin Park had completed filming for an episode of Apple TV show Carpool Karaoke just days before lead singer Chester Bennington’s death.
The performer was found dead on Thursday (July 20) at the Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles in what law enforcement officials are initially investigating as a possible suicide.
Following the sad news, fans have now returned to a Twitter update the band shared last week that included a picture of themselves alongside comic actor Ken Jeong as they revealed they were filming an episode for the TV spin-off of James Corden’s popular sketch.
“Fun day with @kenjeong @CarpoolKaraoke @AppleMusic,” the band wrote. “Stay tuned.”
The Hangover star Jeong was among those who paid tribute to the singer following the news of his death yesterday.
“I am in shock and heartbroken. All my thoughts and prayers go out to Chester and his family and friends at this time,” he wrote.
The Black Eyed Peas also paid an emotional tribute to their friend this morning on Good Morning Britain, adding that they were devastated by the news.
Bennington was best known as the frontman and one of the principal songwriters for Linkin Park, the Grammy Award-winning group who influenced a generation of aspiring hard rock bands.
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Linkin Park reached the top of the US charts with their albums Meteora, Minutes to Midnight, Living Things and this year’s comeback record One More Light.
News of Chester’s death was confirmed by his Linkin Park bandmate Mike Shinoda in another tweet last night.
“Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true,” he wrote. “An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.”
As of Friday morning (July 21), there’s been no such statement yet, but Linkin Park have been paying tribute to Chester with photos of the singer across their social media sites.
Suicide is preventable. Readers who are affected by the issues raised in this story are encouraged to contact Samaritans on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org), or Mind on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk). Readers in the US are encouraged to contact the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255.
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