Sir Elton John paid tribute to Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell
The 70-year-old pop music legend mourned the late Linkin Park frontman in an emotional tribute, saying: "It has been a sad few weeks.
"We lost Chris and then we lost Chester. I met them both briefly and they were two lovely guys," he said.
Chester was found hanged in Los Angeles earlier this month at the age of 41 on what would have been the 53rd birthday of his close friend and late Audioslave frontman Chris.
Chester committed suicide earlier this month on what would have been Chris' birthday
Sir Elton shared his emotional tribute on his Beats 1 radio show
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"Artists are prone to being a little destructive," Sir Elton said in his Beats 1 radio show, broadcast on Apple Music. "Whether you are an actor or singer or visual artist.
"Sometimes, as Jim Carrey said when Phillip Seymour Hoffman committed suicide, 'the noise just gets too much'," he continued, adding that he wanted to pay tribute to the rockers and remember them fondly and the music they left".
"They were incredibly talented, nice men," the Rocket Man hitmaker said. "To their families and their children, my love. Remember music is a joyous thing and these guys left us a whole legacy of music to enjoy.
He praised the musical talents of Chester and Chris
Chris committed suicide earlier this year
"They have gone too soon," Sir Elton concluded.
Tributes poured in for Chester after news broke of his tragic passing on July 20.
His bandmate Mike Shinoda also spoke out about his grief at Chester's death, confirming the news when he tweeted: "Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true."