The singer of the American rock band Linkin Park, Chester Bennington has committed suicide. According to a spokesman for the Los Angeles medical press agency on Thursday, Bennington was found dead in his home near Los Angeles. The authorities did not provide any information about the cause of death. The incident is being investigated. Bennington was 41 years old.
Why Chester Bennington committed suicide?
The death was confirmed by Brian Elias, the legal lawyer, against the news agency dpa. The celebrity portal, TMZ reports, referring to police travel, that Bennington hanged himself in his house near Los Angeles. His body was found, according to the report, on Thursday at nine o’clock in the morning (local time). The doctor Elias did not want to confirm this, but a possible suicide is under investigation, it is said.
Bennington has always been struggling with alcohol and drug problems in recent years. According to his own statements, the 41-year-old had been abused by an older man in his childhood and had often thought of suicide. Suicide is also a motif in some songs of Linkin Park. Bennington leaves behind six children.
Band member Mike Shinoda confirmed the sad news on Twitter. “Shocked and broken heart, but it is true,” writes the founding member of Linkin Park and announces an early official statement.
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
The latest album from Linkin Park, One More Light, was released in May. In the USA, it immediately rose to # 1 on the charts. In Switzerland it climbed to second place.
You will be missed!