Linkin Park lead singer found dead

Photo by Stefan Brending – Linkin Park-Rock im Park 2014 via Wiki. CC.

Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, was found dead in his home in Palos Verdes Estates outside of Los Angeles.

According to multiple reports, the lead singer was found hanged in his home Thursday around 9 a.m.

Bandmate Mike Shinoda tweeted “shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.”

Bennington was honest about his struggle with drug and alcohol addiction as he battled depression and spoke openly about being molested by an older man when he was a child.

Linkin Park’s latest album, One More Light, topped Billboard 200 this year. Meteora and Hybrid Theory, with “Numb,” “New Divide,” “and “In the End” topped charts throughout the early 2000s.

Bennington was 41 and is survived by his wife and six children.

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