Chester Bennington, lead singer of the band Linkin Park dies at 41

Chester Bennington, lead singer of the band Linkin Park dies at 41

CHESTER BENNINGTON, LEAD SINGER OF THE BAND LINKIN PARK DIES AT 41

Brandon Harris

7/20/20171 min read

According to a report from TMZ, Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, tragically took his own life by hanging at the age of 41. His body was discovered in a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County.

The Los Angeles coroner's office is currently investigating his death as an apparent suicide and no further details are available at this time. Bennington had publicly spoken about his struggles with drug and alcohol addiction, as well as being a victim of sexual and mental abuse during his childhood.

Linkin Park, the band Bennington fronted, achieved immense success with over 75 million album sales worldwide and two Grammy Awards. Their debut album "Hybrid Theory" (2000) reached Diamond certification by the RIAA in 2005 and achieved multi-Platinum status in numerous countries. In May, they released their seventh studio album "One More Light".

This tragic loss deeply affects music fans and our entire generation who grew up listening to Chester and Linkin Park on a daily basis.