Rock lovers across the world are mourning the death of Linkin park’s lead singer Chester Bennignton in an aparent suicide by hanging on Thursday.
The ferocious singer for the platinum-selling hard rock band, was found dead in his home in Palos Verdes Estates near Los Angeles.
Brian Elias, the chief of operations for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, confirmed the death,Saying it was being investigated as a possible suicide after law enforcement authorities responded to a call shortly after 9 a.m.
Mr. Bennington, who was known for his piercing scream and free-flowing anguish, released seven albums with Linkin Park. The most recent, “One More Light,” arrived in May and debuted at number one on the Billboard album chart. The band was scheduled to start a tour with a concert on July 27 in Mansfield, Massachusetts.
Mike Shinoda, one of Linkin Park’s founders, spoke on behalf of the group in a tweet. “Shocked and heartbroken,” he wrote, adding that the band would issue a statement.
Chester was very close with Chris Cornell, who himself committed suicide by hanging in May. Yesterday would have been Cornell’s 53rd birthday
Chester who was 41 at the time of his death was married with 6 children from 2 wives.
The singer struggled with drugs and alcohol for years. He had said in the past he had considered committing suicide because he had been abused as a child by an older male.