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Fans have taken to social media to honor the musician and his legacy, particularly sharing their appreciation for the band’s debut album Hybrid Theory and how it affected them and their musical upbringing. Alongside a Reddit thread where fans have shared their love for Bennington and the band, Twitter users have been honoring the musician and his impact in the music world as well.
See a few of the most moving responses to Hybrid Theory below.
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through all the anime AMVs, countless burned CDs with low-quality limewire mp3s, and online guitar tabs for Hybrid Theory, they saved me.— vincente (@vincentevoid) July 20, 2017
I think we can all agree Hybrid Theory opened us up to a world of music we would have never discovered if it weren't for that record.— Cole (@coleafranco) July 20, 2017
I remember when I was first diagnosed with depression I listened to Hybrid Theory on repeat forever. Fuck. #RIPChesterBennigton— Rachel Spina (@raieofsunshine) July 20, 2017
Hybrid Theory was the first album I ever bought with my own money. It started me on my musical journey.— AJ Khah (@KingKhah) July 20, 2017
Chester Bennington is dead and so is a huge piece of my childhood. �� Hybrid Theory and Meteora were absolutely formative. My heart hurts.— BitchTits (@Azmyth_Evers) July 20, 2017
It opened up the world of guitars and rock music for me, and long after it stopped being cool that album continues to change my life.— Laura C (@_LauraCook_) July 20, 2017
Chester Bennington's death has properly rocked me. Hybrid Theory was what started me on the path towards heavy music ��— Matthew Ivo (@MatthewIvo) July 20, 2017
Hybrid Theory was an album that mounded a lot of our generations views on heavier music and inspired a lot of our favourite bands today— Joshua James Halling (@joshuahalling) July 20, 2017
Hybrid Theory shaped my musical tastes as a kid. It put rock music with screaming in the top 40. [To number 1 in fact]— Jake Marquis (@jakesonaplane) July 20, 2017
How cool is that?
What a gift it was to have "Hybrid Theory" fall into my lap at 13; what a tragedy to watch depression eat someone from the inside out— Nat T-M (@PaintedHighway) July 20, 2017
I daresay Hybrid Theory and Meteora are almost solely responsible for me listening to extreme metal today. Fucking loved those two.— Rob (@DawnVibration) July 20, 2017
Our thoughts are with Bennington's family and friends during this difficult time.
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MentalHealth.gov - Get Immediate Help
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American Psychiatric Association - Finding Help
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