Chester Bennington, Linkin Park’s Powerful Frontman, Has Died Aged 41

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has died, aged 41. 

The singer was found dead in his Los Angeles home Thursday morning, local time. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmed his death, and said they are treating the incident as a potential suicide. 
Founding bandmate Mike Shinoda also confirmed the news of Bennington’s death through social media. 

Bennington is survived by six children from two marriages.

With Linkin Park, a band which became a cornerstone of modern hard rock, Bennington released seven albums. Most recently, May’s One More Light debuted at #1 on the US Billboard album chart. 

His piercing voice and often harrowing lyrics had a profound impact on the genre, and on legions of fans worldwide. 
Bennington had spoken at length about the sexual abuse he survived as a child, and the substance abuse issues he dealt with as an adult. 
We’ll update this story with more information as it comes to hand. 

Source: The New York Times / ABC.

Photo: Victor Chavez / Getty.

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