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Chester Bennington Dead - Linkin Park Singer Commits Suicide at 41

Chester Bennington Dead - Linkin Park Singer Commits Suicide at 41

Chester Bennington, singer from the band Linkin Park, has reportedly committed suicide at the age of 41.

The singer was reportedly found at his home in Palos Verdes Estates in California. He apparently hanged himself, TMZ reports.

Chester spoke openly in the past about struggling with drugs and alcohol. Chester was also apparently friends with Chris Cornell, who committed suicide back in May. Today would have been Chris‘ 53rd birthday.

Chester had six children from two marriages.

Our thoughts go out to Chester‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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  • MFGBali

    Wow, how sad and way too young… R.I.P. Chester

  • RR

    One of the best most powerful voices I’ve ever heard.

    RIP

  • DEADP00L

    As selfish as it gets. He had it all and he just tossed it out without a single consideration for those who love him.

    I am so angry right now. Why?! Just WHY?!

  • http://www.paulwalkerfoundation.org RayonLight

    What is happening!!!

  • Guest

    oh my god, this is devastating!! rip 😔

  • Ron

    Oh Gosh. RIP man.

  • bbm

    THIS IS HORRIBLE NEWS! SO SAD! :( RIP CHESTER

  • Jojo

    poor kids…

  • Casey C

    drugs. drink.

  • Take_a_seat

    This is so fucking heartbreaking. Thank you for everything you gave us Chester! RIP sweet soul :(

  • Lee

    WTF is going on? O no devastating! RIP Chester. Hybrid Theory is a modern rock classic!

  • alex

    poor man……r.i.p. poor guy, now you’re finally happy…..your hurt is vanished……

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 eternalfratboy

    Suicide is so annoying get help!!

  • Shell

    This is one of these it’s a surprise but it isn’t moments. Even from the start, he was honest about his demons and the times they almost got the better of him before. Some of the lyrics from his last few songs have been quite dark so maybe he he was in the middle of a low period and with what happened with Chris, I guess it’s all been too much.

  • LindSAY

    6 kids ….

  • Utope

    What a tragedy. R.I.P.

  • Gina

    OK, this one REALLY shocked me. Everyone is familiar with at least one Linkin Park song. RIP.

  • Sweet Cheeks

    ‘Shadow of the Day’ was one of my faves. This is really sad news. RIP 🎸

  • Zzzzzz

    I am still in shock. My thoughts and prayers to his family, especially his children and friends. I hope Chester, you find your peace.

  • shoes4life

    This is very sad to hear. I loved his voice. May peace be with his family and children during this awful time.

  • shoes4life

    This is very sad to hear. I loved his voice. May peace be with his family and children during this awful time.

  • jade

    no one knows what he was going through over the years

  • Domino

    It’s called depression.

  • DEADP00L

    Depression over a friend VS the love for SIX of his own children?! Why was he alone then? Why leave him in a room, much less a house all alone if he was depressed to that degree?! I will NEVER understand the Music industry or Hollywood family dynamics.

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  • Domino

    I don’t know, you didn’t live in his head. I have clinical depression and I used to have suicidal thoughts. I’m much better now but I know what it feels like to want to die. You truly believe everyone will be better off without you because you’re garbage, he probably thought it was the best for his children. I don’t think he killed himself over Chris Cornell. Who knows what was going through his head though. I get that it’s hard to understand for people who don’t suffer depression though.