Chester Bennington Dead, Linkin Park Singer Commits Suicide By Hanging

Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington is dead at the age of 41, the Los Angeles County Coroner has confirmed to CBS News.

Coroner spokesman Brian Elias told the AP “they are investigating Bennington’s death as an apparent suicide but no additional details are available.”

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that the singer hanged himself at a residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County.

Palos Verdes police confirm to the Radio.com that they responded to a call on 28oo block of Via Victoria at 8:56 a.m. PT.

Mike Shinoda also confirmed his bandmate’s passing and said an official statement is forthcoming.

chestershirtless Chester Bennington Dead, Linkin Park Singer Commits Suicide By Hanging

Photo: Beth Gwinn / Getty Images

Related: 

Artists React to the Death of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington

[AMP Interview] Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Details the Creative Process Behind ‘Heavy’

Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Pens Heartfelt Letter to Chris Cornell

Today would have been Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday, the singer also committed suicide by hanging on May 18 of this year. Shortly after Cornell’s passing Bennington penned a passionate note to the late Soundgarden singer.

Bennington was 41 years old.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From 92.3 AMP Radio New York

Live Sessions
Radio.com App
AMP Interviews

Listen Live