Chester Bennington, Lead Singer Of Linkin Park, Commits Suicide At The Age Of 41

Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, has committed suicide by hanging. He was 41-years-old.
According to TMZ, law enforcement sources said the singer and songwriter hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles County. His body was discovered Thursday around 9 AM PST.
Furthermore, the Los Angeles County coroner confirmed to Associated Press that Bennington had died.
He is survived by his wife and six children.

Bennington had struggled with drugs and alcohol issues for years, saying in the past he had considered committing suicide because due to childhood abuse. Bennington, who was best friends with the late Chris Cornell and performed “Hallelujah” at his funeral, committed suicide on July 20, Cornell’s birthday.
Bennington’s death comes just over a week before his band, Linkin Park, was scheduled to play stadium shows with Blink-182 in Flushing, Queens, and Hershey, Pennsylvania. Linkin Park and Blink-182 were scheduled to perform at Citi Field on July 28, and at Hershey Park Stadium on July 30.
Neither Linkin Park nor Bennington’s family has released a statement at this time.

About Chester Bennington

Chester Charles Bennington, born March 20, 1976, was an American musician, singer and songwriter.
Bennington was best known as the lead vocalist of rock bands Linkin Park, Dead by Sunrise, and live rock cover band Bucket of Weenies. He was originally the lead vocalist for Sean Dowdell And His Friends? and Grey Daze. Bennington was the lead vocalist for Stone Temple Pilots from 2013 to 2015.
Bennington became known as a vocalist with Linkin Park’s debut album, Hybrid Theory, in 2000, which was a massive commercial success. The album was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005, making it the best-selling debut album of the decade.
Linkin Park, has sold more than 70 million records worldwide. The band’s debut album Hybrid Theory is one of the best-selling albums in the United States of all-time.

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