Chester Bennington: Jimmy Kimmel, Chance the Rapper and more stars react to suicide of Linkin Park singer

News broke Thursday afternoon that Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington had committed suicide. Mere minutes later, the tributes were pouring in.

It's a testament to the legacy of the 41-year-old artist, who reportedly died by hanging just one week before his band was set to launch the North American branch of its "One More Light" tour.

"Chester was one of the kindest men I've had on my show," Jimmy Kimmel wrote just after TMZ broke the tragic news. "My heart breaks for his family and friends. He will be missed terribly."

Chance the Rapper also offered his condolences to Bennington's family, while band One Republic tweeted, "Chester had 6 kids. If anyone out there thinks the world is better without you. You are so unspeakably wrong on every level. Get help plz."

More celebrity reactions to the untimely death are in the gallery below.