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