Report: Chester Bennington of Linkin Park Has Died at 41

Report: Chester Bennington of Linkin Park Has Died at 41

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Per TMZ, Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington committed suicide this morning at the age of 41.

According to the report, Bennington was found hanging at a private residence in Southern California Thursday morning.

Linkin Park had just released a new studio album, One More Light, and were about to head out on a global tour in support of it.

Needless to say, this is a massive loss for the rock community, and it comes on what would have been Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday. Cornell committed suicide in May. Bennington, a friend of Cornell’s, sang at his Hollywood memorial service.

Linkin Park’s other vocalist, Mike Shinoda, issued a brief statement after the news was out:

May Bennington rest in peace.

Bennington’s last concert with Linkin Park took place in England on July 6. Here are some videos from that evening as a tribute to the singer.

 

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