Chester Bennington the lead singer of Linkin Park has reportedly been found dead!!! He committed suicide by hanging himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles County on Thursday morning. The singer had a history of drug and alcohol abuse.
The band was currently on its “One More Light” world tour, which was scheduled to stop at the Xfinity Center on July 27 in Mansfield, Massachusetts.
A spokeswoman for the Palos Verdes Estates police declined to answer questions about whether Chester Bennington had been found dead. She told “At 8.56am officers were called to the 2800 block of Via Victoria”
Bennington’s suicide came on the day of his late friend Chris Cornell’s birthday. The Soundgarden rocker killed himself in May by hanging. Cornell would have turned 53.
Chester, as well as Linkin Park guitarist Brad Delson, had performed Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ for the crowd of mourners at Cornell’s funeral, many of whom were moved to tears.
The frontman had been open about his history of substance abuse and admitted in one interview in 2011 that he had once been a ‘full blown, raging alcoholic’. He also spoke out about being sexually abused as a seven-year-old, saying he had been molested by an older male friend.
He’s a Father too!
Bennington had six children from his two marriages. He had been married to his second wife Talinda Ann Bentley for 12 years. He was quite a loving family man.
Linkin Park’s sixth album jumped to the top of the Billboard chart when it was released in May. Linkin Park had a string of hits including Faint, In the “End and Crawling”. They debuted their first album in 2000 and famously collaborated with JAY-Z in 2004 for Collision Course.
Bennington formed his own band, Dead by Sunrise, as a side project in 2005. He was also the lead vocalist for Stone Temple Pilots from 2013 to 2015.
He will always stay in our hearts, he was a great singer and vocalist. His gesture towards a suicide is still unknown, that will soon be figured out.
RIP Chris Bennington! You will always stay in our hearts ❤️️. You are the reason most people listen to rock. He will continue living in our hearts from now on.
Last Respects to the legend!😢😢