Chester Bennington of Linkin Park Has Passed Away

Chester Bennington a founding member and singer of Linkin Park has passed away early Thursday morning, according to TMZ. He was 41. 

Bennington was found by his wife after apparently hanging himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County. His body was discovered today just before 9 a.m. The prolific vocalist had a troubled past and struggled with addiction. Bennington also reportedly spoke candidly about suicide that stemmed from the trauma of suffering abuse as a child.  Bennington was also good friend with Chris Cornell, who also took his life earlier this year. Today would have been Cornell’s 53rd birthday. 

Linkin Park was scheduled to hit the road with a string of dates starting in August with a performance outside of Washington, D.C. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in this troubling time. 

Mike Shinoda, Benningtons band mate in Linkin Park, confirmed the reports today on twitter. 









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