Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dead At 41

TMZ reports the singer was found this morning after committing suicide.

Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, has died by suicide, TMZ reports. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that his body was discovered just before 9 a.m. on Thursday (July 20) at his home in Los Angeles.

Bennington had struggled with drug and alcohol addictions at various times throughout his career. He was married and leaves behind six children from two marriages.

The singer was close friends with Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who committed suicide in May, and even performed at his funeral. Today would have been Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday.

Linkin Park, one of the most successful American rock/nu-metal bands in the world, broke through in 2000 with their debut album Hybrid Theory. It was the best-selling album of 2001 and achieved diamond status. Its follow-up, 2003’s Meteora, spawned hits like Numb and Breaking the Habit.

In 2004 they teamed up with Jay-Z on their Collision Course EP. The band released their seventh studio album One More Light in May this year, featuring appearances from Stormzy, Pusha T and Kiiara.

Our thoughts are with Chester Bennington’s friends, family and Linkin Park fans everywhere. RIP.

Thursday, 20. July 2017