The band’s seventh album One More Light, released this year featured at the top of the US Billboard 200. According to entertainment news website TMZ, he hung himself at his private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in LA County, US. The band was founded by Shinoda along with his school friends Rob Bourdon and Brad Delson in 1996. 2017-07-21T02:04:08+00:00″>
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In this May 16, 2015 file photo, Chester Bennington, left, performs during the MMRBQ Music Festival 2015 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ (Source: AP/ File)
Jobs, facts and fictionHarmanpreet Kaur scores unbeaten 171: 'This is ridiculous'Shikhar Dhawan to replace injured Murali Vijay for India’s tour of Sri LankaChester Bennington, 41, the frontman of American rock band Linkin Park, allegedly committed suicide on Thursday, news agency AP reported. The singer’s body was discovered around 9 am. Linkin Park had released it debut album, Hybrid Thoery, in 2000, giving the world their flawlessly produced fusion of alt-rock, metal and rap. Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda confirmed the news of the death on twitter. He was known to have grappled with substance abuse from time to time in his life. Bennington joined the group later on as a vocalist. He had expressed a wish to take his life in the past as he had been a victim of child abuse by an older
Chester’s death coincides with Chris Cornell’s 53rd birth anniversary who had also committed suicide in May this year. Chester who was very close to Cornell and had written an open letter to him on the day of the latter’s death. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Expressing his grief over the sudden loss of bandmate Chester Bennington, he tweeted “shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. The singer’s death is being investigated as an apparent suicide but there are no details available so far, AP quoted the LA County Coroner spokesperson Brian Elias as saying. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.”
Chester had married twice and had six children.