Linkin Park Cancels Remainder of Tour After Chester Bennington’s Death

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The day after frontman Chester Bennington died at the age of 41, Linkin Park has canceled the remainder of their current tour, EW has confirmed.

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“We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington,” events company Live Nation said in a statement. “The Linkin Park One More Light North American Tour has been canceled and refunds are available at point of purchase. Our thoughts go out to all those affected.”

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Named after their seventh studio album, which was released in May, Linkin Park’s latest tour had already traveled through South America and Europe. Their last show was held July 6 in Birmingham, England, and the North American leg was set to begin on July 27 in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

On Thursday, Bennington was found dead just after 9 a.m. at a private residence in the Los Angeles County of Palo Verdes Estates. Earlier Friday, the cause of death was officially ruled a suicide by hanging.

Mike Shinoda, Bennington’s longtime Linkin Park bandmate, was among the celebrities reacting to singer’s death on social media. “Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true,” he wrote.



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