Linkin Park Singer Commits Suicide

Chester Bennington dead at 41
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2017 1:35 PM CDT
Linkin Park Singer Hangs Himself: TMZ
Chester Bennington, of Linkin Park, attends a funeral for Chris Cornell at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Friday, May 26, 2017, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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's death by way of the Los Angeles County coroner's office, which says it is investigating a "possible suicide" at his home.

TMZ points out that Bennington counted Chris Cornell among his close friends. He tweeted this letter to Cornell upon learning of his May death and sang "Hallelujah" at Cornell's funeral. Cornell would have turned 53 today. Bennington leaves behind six children from two marriages. (More Linkin Park stories.)

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