News has just broken on the news and entertainment website TMZ that the Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington has taken his own life.
— TMZ (@TMZLlVENEWS) July 20, 2017
According to law enforcement officials, the singer hanged himself at his home in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County. His body has been discovered today just before 9 AM.
The singer leaves behind a wife and six children.
It was already widely known that the singer had been struggling with drug addiction for a number of years. He had revealed in the past that he had thought of committing suicide due to the fact he had been abused as a child by an older male.
Chester was also a very close friend to the late Chris Cornell. Cornell also committed suicide earlier this year by hanging in May. Today would have been the 52rd birthday of Chris Cornell.
— Chester Bennington (@ChesterBe) May 18, 2017
Lincin Park are probably most famous for their hits “Faint,” “In the End” and “Crawling.” Linkin Park crossed music genres, collaborating with Jay-Z.
They had an album called “Meteroa,” which was one of the biggest alternative albums in music history.
Chester Bennington was just 41. May he rest in peach.