Linkin Park’s lead singer Chester Bennington has committed suicide by hanging himself. The famed singer was found dead in Los Angeles, on Thursday. He was 41.
Chester’s body was found before 9 am in the morning. The case is being probed as a suicide but no confirmations have been made yet. Chester was married twice and had six children.
The news was out by Bandmate Mike Shinoda on Twitter and a flurry of tweets followed.
Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) July 20, 2017
I am in tears.Chester just told me how happy he was…..He was such a sweet and talented man……Ifeel so sad for his family,band mates and fans
— xxıS ıʞʞıN (@NikkiSixx) July 20, 2017
Linkin Park sold 10 million copies of their 2000 debut, Hybrid Theory. Another 4 million was sold with 2003’s multi-platinum Meteora. Both albums were about feelings of frustration and fury.
Bennington has a known struggle with drugs and alcohol.