It’s with heavy hearts that we report the death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington.
TMZ reports Bennington committed suicide by hanging himself this morning in a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. county. He was found just before 9AM PT.
Linkin Park’s founder and lead songwriter Mike Shinoda’s Twitter: “Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.”
Bennington leaves behind six children from 2 wives. He was good friends with Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who also took his own life earlier this year. Today marks Cornell’s 53rd birthday.
More details to follow.