Linkin Park Member, Chester Bennington Dies At 41
Chester Bennington was found dead in his Parlos Verde’s Estates residence in Los Angeles yesterday. According to TMZ, he took his own life by hanging.
Gossip sites report that Bennington could have died as a result of depression, having previously spoken about his struggle with drugs and alcohol addiction and abuse from his childhood.
He was close friends with and performed the burial of Chris Cornell, who took his own life on May 17.
Bennington was a longtime member of Linkin Park, a Nu-metal band whose debut album Hybrid Theory sold over 30 million copies worldwide. The group also recorded singles successes like Numb and Crawling In The End. The remix of Numb/Encore featuring Jay-Z went on to win a Grammy.
In a tweet, fellow band member, Mike Shinoda confirmed the death of Chester Bennington,
“Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.”
Chester died leaving behind a wife and six children from two previous marriages.