Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington has committed suicide at age 41. According to TMZ, Bennington hanged himself at his Palos Verdes home on Thursday. He is survived by his wife Talinda Ann Bentley and six children.
Chester Bennington had issues with drug and alcohol
Bennington had struggled with drug and alcohol addictions at different stages of his life. He was vocal about these issues as well as about being a victim of molestation when he was young.
The band’s latest album, One More Light, topped the Billboard 200 earlier this year.
Bandmate Mike Shonda confirmed the news on Twitter stating, “shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one."
Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) July 20, 2017
Celebrities have taken to Twitter to pay their respects.
RIP to Chester Bennington and my sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and the Linkin Park family. Truly unique, humble frontman.— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) July 21, 2017
Oh dear God. Massive R.I.P to Chester Bennington of @linkinpark this BREAKS OUR HEART. Suicide is the devil on earth walking amongst us ?— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) July 20, 2017
|Birthday||March 20, 1976|
|Died at||Age of 41 on July 20, 2017|
|Wife||Talinda Ann Bentley|
|Children||Isaiah Bennington, Tyler Lee Bennington, Jaime Bennington, twins Lila Bennington and Lily Bennington, Draven Sebastian Bennington|