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Linkin Park Opens Up: Demons 'Were Always Part of the Deal'

Band posts letter to late frontman Chester Bennington

(Newser) - Linkin Park had been set to start its North American tour this week, per CNN . Instead, it found itself sharing its despair with the world. In a letter to Chester Bennington posted on Facebook and to the band's website , fellow band members write of where they find themselves in... More »

Coroner Confirms Chester Bennington's Cause of Death

Hanging

(Newser) - The Los Angeles County coroner confirmed Friday that Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died by hanging, the AP reports. Coroner's office spokesperson Ed Winter says the 41-year-old rocker hanged himself from a bedroom door in his home near Los Angeles. Bennington was found dead Thursday. More »

Before Suicide, Linkin Park Singer Open About Struggles

Chester Bennington was found dead Thursday

(Newser) - Chester Bennington, the 41-year-old lead singer of Linkin Park who was found dead Thursday in an apparent suicide, had a difficult childhood and battled demons throughout his life, Metal Hammer reported in 2014. As a young child, he was physically abused and molested by an older friend. "Like most... More »

Linkin Park Singer Commits Suicide

Chester Bennington dead at 41

(Newser) - Another suicide in the rock world: TMZ reports Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has hanged himself. He was 41. The site's report comes via police sources who say his body was found before 9am local time at a home in Palos Verdes Estates, California. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Bennington'... More »

'Suicidal Robot' Apparently Had Enough of DC Life

Nice knowing you, Steve

(Newser) - If you ever find yourself being chased by a mob of angry robots, find a set of stairs or, even better, a fountain. Less than a week after it was dispatched to an office building in Washington, DC, a Knightscope K5 security robot by the name of "Steve" tumbled... More »

GOP Operative Who Sought Clinton Emails Kills Himself

Peter W. Smith's suicide note described ill health

(Newser) - A former private equity adviser and Republican operative who died soon after telling the Wall Street Journal he tried during the 2016 presidential election campaign to obtain Hillary Clinton's missing emails from Russian hackers killed himself, according to a state death record obtained by the Chicago Tribune . The newspaper... More »

Guitar, Pill Bottles, Blood: Pics From Cornell's Hotel Room

Police report includes photos, details of what bodyguard and emergency workers found

(Newser) - A guitar lying on a chair. A plane ticket in pieces. A bathroom floor stained with blood. These are just some of the images contained in a Detroit Police Department report regarding the May death of Chris Cornell, obtained from an FOIA request by the Detroit Free Press . The Press... More »

Man Dies in Fall Into Hawaii Volcano

Leo Adonis, 38, believed to have committed suicide

(Newser) - A 38-year-old California man was found dead Sunday morning in a Hawaii volcano, apparently having jumped in an act of suicide. The father of Leo Adonis, born Gregory Michael Ure, says his son left a note in a backpack that was found by hikers on the Crater Rim Trail Saturday... More »

'Inseparable' Couple Died Together in Plane Suicide

Pilot's wife was sick with cancer: family

(Newser) - After a couple was killed when their plane crashed into a snow-covered mountain in Alaska, their adult children found a silver lining. Cecilia Matter, 63, was suffering from cancer and didn't have much longer to live, they told KYUK at the time of the crash in December. It would... More »

Alleged U of Ala. Rape Victim 'Treated as Crime Suspect': Suit

University, cops to blame for Megan Rondini's suicide, complaint says

(Newser) - Former University of Alabama student Megan Rondini would still be alive if not for the "mishandling" of her alleged rape , her parents say. In a wrongful death lawsuit filed Sunday, Rondini's parents accuse the university, school officials, sheriff's deputies, and Rondini's alleged rapist of enabling her... More »

YouTube Star Dead at 33

Authorities rule death a suicide

(Newser) - Stevie Ryan, an actress and comedian who gained fame with impersonations of celebrities on YouTube, has died, the AP reports. She was 33. Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman Ed Winter says Ryan died Saturday at her home in Los Angeles. He says her death has been ruled a suicide... More »

Mother Strangles Daughter. Then the Girl Wakes Up

Police say the girl found her mom dead in a suicide

(Newser) - Ivanna Krekhtyak apparently grabbed her 8-year-old daughter's neck and squeezed until she saw no signs of life. Then the 36-year-old woman hanged herself in the basement of her home in Fairfield, Conn., police say. Sometime later, however, Krekhtyak's daughter, Anna—who had only lost consciousness—woke up. After... More »

Parents Confront Bullies in Daughter's Obituary

Sadie Riggs' parents say bullies made her feel 'worthless'

(Newser) - The parents of a 15-year-old girl who hanged herself Monday in Pennsylvania have a message for bullies: "Please know that it is not too late to change your ways." Fox News reports that before her death, Sadie Riggs was going to counseling and taking medication for emotional issues.... More »

The Girls Made a Suicide Pact. Now 3 Have Followed Through

Wapekeka First Nation declares state of emergency

(Newser) - A simple text saying goodbye. That was the last anyone heard from 12-year-old Jenera Roundsky, who committed suicide in Wapekeka First Nation in northern Ontario on June 13. Jenera had been part of a suicide pact made by young girls in the community of 400 Oji-Cree, which suffered the suicides... More »

Guilty Verdict in Teen 'Suicide-by-Text' Case

Judge finds Michelle Carter guilty of involuntary manslaughter

(Newser) - The woman who urged her boyfriend to kill himself when they were both teenagers is guilty of involuntary manslaughter. A juvenile court judge convicted Michelle Carter Friday in the death of 18-year-old Conrad Roy III, the AP reports. Carter, now 20, was 17 when she sent dozens of text messages... More »

Teen in 'Suicide-by-Text' Case 'Enmeshed in Delusion': Doctor

Psychiatrist testifies she was 'involuntarily intoxicated' by antidepressant

(Newser) - A young woman charged with sending her boyfriend text messages encouraging him to kill himself was a "very troubled youngster" who eventually went along with his plan to take his own life, a psychiatrist testified for the defense Monday. Michelle Carter is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2014... More »

Lochte: I May Have Been 'Most Hated Person in the World'

But swimmer clarifies he never considered suicide after scandal at Rio Olympics

(Newser) - Ryan Lochte spent most of last August on an apology tour for his "immature behavior" at the Rio Olympics, which saw the swimmer jump from pool water into hot water for his role in an incident at a local gas station—an event he originally "over-exaggerated" as an... More »

MTV Reality Star Found Dead

Danny Dias appeared on 'Road Rules' in 2004

(Newser) - A former star of MTV's Road Rules reality show has been found dead, the New York Daily News reports. Sources tell TMZ a friend was with Danny Dias at his Brooklyn apartment Saturday when he saw Dias take what he believes was LSD and mushrooms, start "freaking out,... More »

She Prodded Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself. He Did.

Michelle Carter's involuntary manslaughter trial began Tuesday

(Newser) - Conrad Roy III's method of death has long been established: The 18-year-old killed himself via carbon monoxide poisoning in 2014. What will be determined in a Taunton, Mass., courtroom is whether his death was the result of his girlfriend's prodding. The AP reports Michelle Carter's involuntary manslaughter... More »

Teen Leaps to His Death After Sex Video Accusations

Corey Walgren's parents say school officials, cop literally 'scared him to death'

(Newser) - Corey Walgren was a popular hockey player and fisherman with good grades, a close-knit family, and plans to apply to college soon. And yet, on Jan. 11 , soon after an ordinary text exchange with his mom about his class schedule for the following year, the 16-year-old high school junior jumped... More »

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