The 40-year-old musician in the band tweeted, “Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.”
Earlier in the day on Thursday (July 20), Chester was found in his home. He apparently hanged himself.
Celebrities have been mourning his loss since the news began to spread.
Our continued thoughts are with Chester‘s loved ones during this time.
Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) July 20, 2017