Linkin Park Singer, Chester Bennington allegedly committed suicide. He was found alone just before 9AM by an employee in his home at Palos Verdes Estates in L.A County. His family was out of town.
Chester Charles Bennington was an American singer and songwriter best known as the frontman for the rock band Linkin Park. He was married with 6 children from 2 wives. The singer struggled with drugs and alcohol for years. He had said in the past that he had considered committing suicide because he had been abused as a child by an older male.
Chester was very close with Chris Cornell, a former lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, who himself committed suicide by hanging in May. Today would have been Cornell’s 53rd birthday. Chester paid tribute to Chris and wrote him an open letter on the day of his suicide.
The band has had a string of hits over the years, including “Numb”, “Faint,” “In the End” and “Crawling.” Linkin Park crossed music genres, collaborating with Jay-Z. The band’s album, “Meteora,” was one of the biggest alternative albums in music history. Bennington was 41 when he died.