Lead singer Chester Bennington of Linkin Park has committed suicide

Written by on July 20, 2017

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has committed suicide.

TMZ reports the 41-year-old hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles County on Thursday morning.

Law enforcement officials say his body was found shortly before 9am.

The singer had a history of drug and alcohol abuse.

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington,41, killed himself in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles on Thursday morning

He had six children from his two marriages. He had been married to model Talinda Ann Bentley for 12 years.

Bennington’s suicide came on the day of his late friend Chris Cornell’s birthday. The Soundgarden rocker killed himself in May by hanging.

Chester, as well as Linkin Park guitarist Brad Delson, had performed Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ for the crowd of mourners at Cornell’s funeral.

Chester and Linkin Park guitarist Brad Delson had performed for the crowd of mourners at Soundgarden rocker Chris Cornell's funeral in May. Chester killed himself on what would have been Cornell's birthday

Chester Bennington (far right) performs alongside his Linkin Park bandmates Mike Shinoda and Austin Carlile in London in 2014

Chester Bennington (far right) performs alongside his Linkin Park bandmates Mike Shinoda and Austin Carlile in London in 2014

 

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