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NASCAR racer Dale Earnhardt Jr. used his Twitter page to emotionally address the heartbreaking death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington. The 41-year-old musician was found dead in his Los Angeles home from a suspected suicide, instantly sending fans and fellow celebrities into a state of mourning and heartache.
Earnhardt took to his Twitter page to issue a message of condolences in light of the tragic news. "Crazy sad news about Chester Bennington," he wrote, adding in the hashtags "RIP" alongside the band's name. In addition to the response, the racer also publicized the phone number for a the suicide hotline, pleading, "[For] if you or someone you know is struggling to cope."
Fans quickly responded to the post, thanking Earnhardt for providing his followers with the telephone hotline and expressing their deepest condolences to the performer's family and friends.
Bennington recently tweeted a heartfelt message to fellow musician and friend Chris Cornell, the lead vocalist of Soundgarden that took his own life in May of 2017 by hanging himself in his hotel room. Bennington's death occurred on the same date of Cornell's birthday, adding an extra amount of heartbreak to the loss of both icons.