Chester Bennington Death Possible Suicide


FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2014 file photo, Chester Bennington poses in the press room at the 25th annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas in Inglewood, Calif. The Los Angeles County coroner says Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of rock, hip-hop and rap, has died in his home near Los Angeles. He was 41. Coroner spokesman Brian Elias says they are investigating Bennington’s death as an apparent suicide but no additional details are available. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
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Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has been found dead at 41 in a reported suicide.

Law enforcement officials said that the musician hanged himself in a private residence in the Palos Verdes Estates, a district of Los Angeles Country, according to TMZ. His body was reportedly found just before 9 a.m. on Thursday by an employee. No additional details are available at this time.

“Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true,” Bennington’s fellow Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda said on Twitter. “An official statement will come out as soon as we lead singer of the band Linkin Park, was found dead in his home Thursday, and his death is being investigated as a possible suicide, the L.A. County Coroner’s Office confirms to PEOPLE.

TMZ reports Bennington, 41, hanged himself and was discovered by an employee.

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