Today is a Sad day for Rock and Roll.
According to reports from TMZ, Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington has died at the age of 41.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ 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.
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 leaves behind 6 children from 2 wives.
Chester was close friends with Chris Cornell, and today would have been Cornell’s 53rd birthday.
He shared this message after Cornell's death:
Linkin Park are scheduled to embark on a U.S. tour next week.
We will update as more information becomes available.