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Chester Bennington dead: Linkin Park singer ‘dies aged 41’

Chester Bennington dead: Linkin Park singer ‘dies aged 41’

Chester Bennington dead: Linkin Park singer ‘dies aged 41’

Chester Bennington the lead singer of Linkin Park has reportedly been found dead.

Linkin Park singer and father-of-six Chester Bennington commits suicide aged 41 on the birthday of his late friend Chris Cornell

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has committed suicide.

TMZ reports the 41-year-old hanged himself at a private home in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Law enforcement officials say his body was found shortly before 9am.

The singer had a history of drug and alcohol abuse.

He had six children from his two marriages. He had been married to model Talinda Ann Bentley for 12 years.

Bennington was a close friend of Soundgarden rocker Chris Cornell who hanged himself in May.

Chester and Linkin Park guitarist Brad Delson had performed Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ for the crowd of mourners at Cornell’s funeral.

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington,41, killed himself in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles on Thursday morning

Chester and Linkin Park guitarist Brad Delson had performed for the crowd of mourners at Soundgarden rocker Chris Cornell’s funeral in May