Sad news for Linkin Park fans, Chester Bennington has committed suicide. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office revealed the singer hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County. His body was discovered Thursday just before 9 AM. 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 thought about 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. He said:
The band has had a string of hits over the years, including “Faint,” “In the End” and “Crawling.” Linkin Park crossed music genres, collaborating with Jay-Z. The band’s album, “Meteroa,” was one of the biggest alternative albums in music history. Bennington was 41. Rest in Peace.
Linkin Park was set to play the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena on Sept 1st. Those of you who bought tix, here is the link where an announcement will be made. Linkin Park Concert