Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Is Dead at 41

Bennington is said to have taken his own life.
July 21, 2017, 6:16am

This article originally appeared on Noisey.

Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, has died by an apparent suicide. He was 41. According to a TMZ report, his body was discovered in his Palos Verdes home at 9 AM PST by law enforcement. He reportedly hung himself.

Earlier this year, Linkin Park released their album One More Light.

The Los Angeles County coroner has confirmed the news just before 3 PM EST, the AP reports.


We have reached out to Bennington's representatives and we'll update this story when we receive a response.

Update: Bennington's Linkin Park band mate Mike Shinoda has responded to the news:

This story is developing.

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