Chester Bennington, frontman for the rock outfit Linkin Park, has died of an obvious suicide, in response to a report from TMZ. Bennington reportedly hung himself at a personal residence in Palos Verdes Estates, California, the place his physique was found earlier at present. Bennington, who was shut buddies with Chris Cornell, struggled with substance abuse and melancholy, and had reportedly threatened suicide previously. He was 41.
Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Bennington joined Linkin Park in 2000, when he co-wrote the lyrics and carried out many of the vocals on the group’s debut album, Hybrid Principle. He stayed with the band till his demise, by means of its evolution from a nu steel group right into a wider vary of musical kinds on its albums Minutes To Midnight and A Thousand Suns. He additionally fronted a aspect venture known as Lifeless By Dawn, and joined Stone Temple Pilots after Scott Weiland’s departure in 2013. Linkin Park’s seventh album, One Extra Mild, was launched on Could 19 of this yr.
Bennington is survived by six kids, his spouse Talinda Bentley, and his ex-wife Samantha Olit.
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