Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Found Dead After Reported Suicide

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 TMZBennington 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.


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.