Linkin Park Frontman Chester Bennington Commits Suicide

Lead singer for Linkin Park, Chester Bennington has died at 41. The popular band was known for their alternative hits ‘Numb”, ‘Crawling’, and ‘In The End.’ Sources for law enforcement told TMZ Bennington hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County.  Two hours before the news broke, Linkin Park released their video for their new single “Talking To Myself”

Bennington was close friends with musician Chris Cornell who also died earlier this year by hanging.  Chester was found Thursday morning (July 20) which would have been Cornell’s 53rd birthday.  In 2009 he opened up to Kerang about his past with drugs, alcohol, and depression stemming from his divorce in 2005 from Samantha Marie Olit.

“The difficult part was losing all my money, starting my life over and having to pay the person I didn’t want to be around in the first place.  “I felt like my life’s work had been given away. I drank myself to the point where I couldn’t leave the house and I couldn’t function. I wanted to kill myself.”

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Along with Linkin Park, Bennington was also a vocalist for Stone Temple Pilots.  He leaves behind his wife Talinda Ann Bentley and six children.

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