Chester Bennington is dead: The Linkin Park singer found hanged aged only 41
Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington has died aged 41 after an apparent suicide at home.
The Papercut singer was found dead at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles, at about 9 a.m. on Thursday.
Police responded to a call of a dead body in a house at Palos Verdes Estates, which is a suburb south of Los Angeles home, which law enforcement officials confirmed was the rock star’s home.
Mirror Online have contacted the singer’s representatives for comment.
Chester leaves behind his second wife Talinda and six children. His bandmate and fellow frontman, Mike Shinoda, paid tribute to Chester just hours after the news broke.
The rapper and singer wrote: “Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.”
Dave “Phoenix” Farrell, Linkin Park’s bassist, simply wrote: “Heartbroken”
While the band are yet to issue an official statement Linkin Park as a whole responded with a poignant, simple, and touching message of their own on Thursday.
Stars from across the musical world came forward to offer their condolences to the singer’s family and friends.