Linkin Park and one-time Stone Temple Pilots front-man Chester Bennington has been found dead in his home, aged 41. A Los Angeles County coroner confirmed the musician’s death to the Associated Press, who broke the news earlier today on Twitter at 2:42pm.
BREAKING: Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dies at 41, Los Angeles County coroner says.
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 20, 2017
According to TMZ, Bennington committed suicide at his Palos Verdes residence after reportedly struggling with drug and alcohol addiction throughout his entire life. He has left behind six children and a wife named Talinda Ann Bentley. Linkin Park made their break through in the year 2000 with their debut album “Hybrid Theory”. They released their latest album “One More Light” earlier this year.
The band had just kicked off their One More Light world tour, and were due to perform at the Xfinity Center next week on July 27 in Mansfield, Massachusetts.
Watch Chester Bennington being interviewed and performing with Linkin Park, below: