While this is shocking and sad and we’re still processing it, it’s been reported that Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has committed suicide. TMZ reported the news that he hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County, His body was discovered before 9 am.
TMZ stated the following:
“Chester was married with 6 children from 2 wives.
The singer struggled with drugs and alcohol for years. He had said in the past he had considered committing suicide because he had been abused as a child by an older male.”
Chester was very close with Chris Cornell, who himself committed suicide by hanging in May. Today would have been Cornell’s 53rd birthday. Chester wrote an open letter to Chris on the day of Chris’ suicide.”
Just recently, the band premiered the music video for the song, “Talking to Myself,” which can be seen below.
This is a huge tragedy and we send our condolences to his family and friends during this horrible time.