Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has hanged himself to death, hence committing suicide, as reported by leading news portal TMZ.
Sources have claimed that the singer hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County, after which his body was found on Thursday just before 9 AM.
Chester was married with 6 children from 2 wives.
The singer was said to have struggled with drugs and alcohol for years. He also said in the past how he thought of committing suicide because he had been abused as a child by an older male.
Chester was very close with Chris Cornell, who himself committed suicide also by hanging in May this year. Today would have been Cornell’s 53rd birthday. Chester wrote an open letter to Chris on the day of Chris’ suicide.
The band has had a string of hits over the years, including “Faint,” “In the End” and “Crawling.” Linkin Park crossed music genres, collaborating with Jay-Z.
The band’s album, “Meteroa,” was one of the biggest alternative albums in music history.
Bennington was 41. #RIP