According to TMZ, the lead singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, has committed suicide and is dead at the age of 41.
Law enforcement sources tell us the singer hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County. His body was discovered Thursday just before 9 AM.
Chester 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.
Linkin Park was a hugely successful band with hits such as ‘In The End,’ ‘Crawling,’ ‘Numb,’ and their most recent ‘Heavy.’
Learn more from TMZ here. R.I.P. Chester!
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).