In a tragic twist following the news Chester Bennington’s death, it looks like his suicide was predicted days before it happened.
A page was created on Facebook on Tuesday called ‘R.I.P. Chester Bennington’ which quickly racked up one million likes.
This page was then swiftly picked up by online site MediaMass who reported his death.
The Facebook page said:
At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (July 18, 2017), our beloved singer Chester Bennington passed away. Chester Bennington was born on March 20, 1976 in Phoenix. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page
MediaMass then wrote an article entitled, ‘Chester Bennington dead 2017: Linkin Park frontman killed by internet death hoax’.
The article began:
News of singer Chester Bennington’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the July 2017 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Linkin Park frontman is alive and well.