Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dead at 41

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was found dead in his home on Thursday morning, the Los Angeles County coroner said. The performer was 41.

A spokesman for the coroner’s office told the Associated Press that Bennington’s death is being investigated as an apparent suicide. More details were not immediately available.

Linkin Park bandmate Mike Shinoda tweeted “shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.”

The singer had a history of drug and alcohol abuse, according to the Associated Press. He had six children from his two marriages. He had been married to his second wife Talinda Ann Bentley for 12 years.

Bennington’s suicide came on the day of his late friend Chris Cornell’s birthday. The Soundgarden rocker killed himself in May by hanging. Cornell would have turned 53.

Linkin Park released its most recent album “One More Light” earlier this year.

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