Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has committed suicide at the age of 41. Police have confirmed that the singers body was found at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates LA, and that the death was a result of hanging.
Bennington had been the lead vocalist of the Nu Metal band since 1999 to the present day. A long career with the band culminated in Linkin park having released 7 critically acclaimed studio albums including this year’s One More Light which the band are currently scheduled to tour in support of. They transcended genres and have worked with ‘urban’ artists including Jay Z and Stormzy. They have sold over 68 million records and won several Grammy awards including Best Rock Album for their debut Hybrid Theory.
Bennington was known to have struggled with alcohol and drug addiction at different stages of his life, and had previously talked about suicide and the impact of sexual abuse as a child, although the reason for his suicide are currently unknown. His death also marks the birthday of his late friend Chris Cornell, who recently lost his life, link between the two deaths have been drawn already.
The band and his family have not yet released a statement regarding the tragedy, he leaves behind a wife and 6 children from two marriages.