Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has died at age 41.
The body of the singer of rock band Linkin Park was found in a private home in the upscale Palos Verdes neighborhood of Los Angeles Thursday around 9 a.m., TMZ reporting, citing law enforcement sources as saying he hanged himself. Police confirmed to E! News that they responded to a call from a residence in the neighborhood around that time.
In interviews, the singer had been candid about his past battles with drugs and alcohol. Is it unclear if any were found at the scene.
Chester is survived by wife Talinda Bennington, their son Tyler and twin daughters Lilly and Lila and his three children from previous relationships.
Chester was born in 1976 in Phoenix. In the late ’90s, he moved to California and successfully auditioned for an Agoura Hills-based band that would later become Linkin Park. In 2000, the group released its debut album, Hybrid Theory, which contained singles such as “One Step Closer” and “Crawling,” the latter of which won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance.
In the ’00s, the group went on to became internationally famous thanks to hits such as “In the End” and “Numb.”
Chester’s death comes a week before Linkin Park was set to begin a new tour.
His passing also comes almost two months after the death of his friend and legendary rocker Chris Cornell. Chester, who is one of his children’s godfathers, sang Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelijah” at Chris’ private funeral in May.