Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Has Commited Suicide
Chester Bennington committed suicide today, according to TMZ.
The singer, 41, hanged himself at his private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County this morning.
Chester is leaving behind a wife and 6 children.
Bennington suffered depression related to a troubled past. He was abused as a child by an older male and struggled as an adult with drugs and alcohol problems.
The cause of death is still not confirmed.
This was his last tweet:
— Chester Bennington (@ChesterBe) July 5, 2017
Celebrities all around the world have started to express his condolences for his death:
I am so sorry to hear about this. Suicide is real, folks. I talk about it often because we need transparence. https://t.co/YI6ZeZscMq — Terrell J. Starr (@Russian_Starr) July 20, 2017
Not accepting this, focusing so hard on the best day of my life, not on this sadness, god why why why why :'( pic.twitter.com/NWkfYl2QCY
— Tyler Carter (@TylerCarter4L) July 20, 2017
Chester had an enormous impact on me as a musician and his music got me through so many tough times! Breaks my heart to hear of this loss! — cherokee jack (@therettes) July 20, 2017
Linkin Park was a huge part of my life. Many years spent being influenced by their incredible sound. Can't believe it. Rest In Peace Chester
— Mr. Wednesday (@TheRobDyke) July 20, 2017
Unreal! Heartbroken! RIP Chester Bennington from Linkin Park. An amazing talent, gone way too soon! A voice for a generation. #LinkinPark! pic.twitter.com/WRkQZ3y0go — Eric West (@EricXWest) July 20, 2017