Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was found dead on Thursday morning from a reported suicide, according to Los Angeles authorities. He was 41-years-old.
On Thursday morning just around 9 a.m., police found Bennington in his Palos Verdes Estates, California home. Reports indicate that Bennington had “hung himself,” before his body was found.
According to TMZ, Bennington was married twice and had six children from both marriages.
Bennington’s death comes after another rock legend, Chris Cornell, also committed suicide just several months ago. The two were reportedly very close, as Bennington paid tribute to his late friend. Sources indicate that Bennington had been molested as a child, and suffered immense psychiatric torment from the incident.
As someone who listened to Linkin Park growing up – allowing all my teenage rage to be channeled though songs like “Numb” and “In The End,” losing Bennington hits home. Not only was he extremely talented, but, he was a legend.
Fans of Linkin Park and Bennington took to Twitter to mourn the late singer.
R.I.P. Chester Bennington (1976/3/20-2017/7/20)— 林倍辰 (@LevitateMaus) July 20, 2017
you are always one of my favorite singer, you will live in our hearts through your music
IN THE END it doesn't really matter 🙁 #ChesterBennington RIP— Alejandro Rivas (@AlejandroHoward) July 20, 2017
"Don't resent me and when you're feeling empty keep me in your memory, leave out all the rest" ? #ChesterBennington— steph☽ (@sassyf0x) July 20, 2017
His words resonated with so many of us. Mental health is a serious issue and needs to be discussed more openly. #ChesterBennington— Gaëlane (@GaelaneJ) July 20, 2017
Omg I can't believe this RIP #ChesterBennington ????— Vania Rodriguez (@EXOTiK_BARBiE) July 20, 2017
#chesterbennington— 禅 Z BOY (@jeonyoongguk) July 20, 2017
an icon to me throughout my life and I'm so thankful to have met you at least once
I hope you're in a better place now
I just heard about the death of #chesterbennington— SpaceGirl (@_SpaceGirl91) July 20, 2017
I am so incredibly sad His music was with me when i grew up and always will
We miss you
If you or anyone you know is suffering from depression and has suicidal thoughts, please use the Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255. RIP Chester Bennington, your memory will forever live on through the music.