Linkin Park Lead Singer Chester Bennington Commits Suicide

TMZ reports that multiplatinum selling artist took his own life at home in L.A.

July 20, 2017 3:07 pm
Linkin Park's Chester Bennington Dead at 41
Chester Bennington of Linkin Park performs at The O2 Arena on July 3, 2017 in London, England. (Burak Cingi/Redferns)

Too soon after Chris Cornell the music world has another multiplatinum artist to mourn.

Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, who recently scored their sixth No. 1 album, hung himself in his L.A. home, according to TMZ. He was 41.

Bennington’s bandmate Mike Shinoda confirmed the news via Twitter.

Bennington had also toured as the lead singer of ’90s alternative band the Stone Temple Pilots and recorded new material with the band several years ago.

Bennington is survived by his wife, Talinda Ann Bentley, and his six children (two from a previous relationship; one from his first marriage; and three with Bentley).

Below, watch Linkin Park’s video for “Numb,” which has been viewed over 550 million times.


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