According to TMZ, Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has committed suicide by hanging himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County. His body was discovered thursday before 9 AM(9:30pm IST).
Chester struggled with drugs and alcohol for years. He also had said in the past that he had considered committing suicide because he had been abused when was a child. Difference is that this time he actually did that which is still unbelievable and disheartening. It is a big setback for the music industry and fans of LP worldwide. It is hard to believe that something like this has actually happened.
“Meteora,” one of their albums, was one of the biggest alternative albums in music history.They once collaborated with Jay-Z too. Their biggest hits were “In the End”, “Numb“, “Breaking the Habit“, “Papercut“, “New Divide“, “Faint“, “Somewhere I belong“, etc. Formed in 1996, the band has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide and has two Grammy Awards.
Chester was said to be close to Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell, who took his own life in May.
Chester Bennington was 41 years old. Chester is survived by 6 children from 2 wives.