Chester Charles Bennington, known as the frontman of the very popular rock band, Linkin Park, had accomplished so much in his career with the phenomenal success and transcending the Alternative Rock charts with albums such as Meteora, Hybrid Theory and Minutes to Midnight and having had multiple worldwide tours that impacted so many lives and had created so many timeless classics throughout the years.
It is with sadness that we are to report that according to a news update submitted by TMZ today that Chester Bennington was discovered deceased at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County, by suicide by hanging, shortly before 9 AM Thursday morning.
Chester had spoken about struggles he had with drugs and alcohol for many years. He had also said in the past he had considered committing suicide because he had a very traumatic experience been abused as a child by an older male.
The singer leaves behind 6 children he had with two wives.
Our condolences go out to Chester Bennington’s family and loved ones, including the remaining members of Alternative Rock’s most influential band, Linkin Park.
The sudden shocking news has had a tremendous outpour of reactions from so many different people, including fans, to other musical stars as they all turn to social media to describe what Linkin Park and Chester Bennington truly meant to them.