News Of Chester Bennington's Death Comes On Late Friend Chris Cornell's Birthday

"I can't imagine a world without you in it," Bennington said after Cornell died.

Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, /www.tmz.com/2017/07/20/linkin-park-singer-chester-bennington-dead-commits-suicide/"}}" data-beacon-parsed="true">died this week at 41. His death was reported on Thursday, on what would have been the 53rd birthday of his late friend Chris Cornell.

“I can’t imagine a world without you in it,” Bennington said after Cornell died in May. The Soundgarden singer’s death was ruled a suicide. Law enforcement officials have said that they are investigating Bennington’s death as an apparent suicide as well.

Bennington’s message to Cornell reads in full:

Cornell toured with Linkin Park in 2007 and 2008. On May 27, Bennington performed a rendition of “Hallelujah” at Cornell’s funeral. 

And here is a video of Bennington and Cornell performing together:

R.I.P., Chris and Chester.