Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington found dead, aged 41
The singer from the genre-defining band Linkin Park, Chester Bennington has been found dead at the age of 41.
It’s been reported that Chester Bennington was found in his home in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. by an employee, after the singer hanged himself on Thursday morning. No family were present at the time as they were away, which is why he was found by an employee rather than a family member.
Chester Bennington was famous for being a singer with the nu-metal band Linkin Park, who have produced hits such as ‘In The End‘, ‘One Step Closer‘, ‘Faint‘ and ‘What I’ve Done‘. The band’s second album Meteora, is one of the most successful alternative albums of all time. Linkin Park broke ground with their unique style and gave a generation of musicians and music lovers access to the music they love today.
The singer aged 41, had admitted to having an alcohol and drug problem in the past and considered suicide in the past due to abuse received as a child. Chester leaves behind six children from two wives, one he was still married to.
Band member Mike Shinoda, has said: “Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.”
Linkin Park released their seventh album One More Light, in May and were in the midst of a tour across America and Canada.