The lead singer of the band behind the hit songs “In the end” “faint” and “what I’ve done” was found dead just before 9 a.m. on Thursday at his home in Los Angeles.
Chester Bennington, the vocalist of the band Linkin Park death was confirmed by the reports from the international media, including The Associated Press and TMZ.
BREAKING: Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dies at 41, Los Angeles County coroner says.
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 20, 2017
Bennington struggled with drug and alcohol addictions at various times during his life. He leaves behind six children from two marriages.
According to the report of MTV, the singer was a close friend of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell — who also committed suicide in May. Bennington body was found on the exact birthday of Cornell.
Many of his Filipino fans were shocked by the death of Bennington, who became popular in the Philippines during the 2000’s
Mike Shinoda, one of the bandmates of Bennington expressed his sadness for what happened to his long time friend.
Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) July 20, 2017
Since Linkin Park’s debut nearly 20 years ago, the band became one of the most successful rock/nu-metal bands in the world. Their debut album, Hybrid Theory, was the best-selling album of 2001 and achieved diamond status, and its follow-up, 2003’s Meteora, spawned hits like “Numb” and “Breaking the Habit.” The band also collaborated with Jay-Z on the hit 2004 mash-up album Collision Course.
As of writing, fans still waited for the official statement from the authorities and Linkin Park about Chester Bennington’s death.