The lead singer of Linkin Park takes his own life.
FOX's Michelle Pollino with details from Hollywood:
The lead singer of Linkin Park has died. The L.A. County Coroner investigating it as an apparent suicide. TMZ reporting Chester Bennington hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes estates Thursday.
The singer struggled with drugs and alcohol for years and said in the past he considered suicide because he had been abused as a child by an older male, the band had one of the biggest album in alternative music history 'Meteora.'
Their latest album 'One More Night' was criticized by many fans for embracing pop. Bennington told the haters to stab themselves in the face...
The 41-year-old was in the band Stone Temple Pilots for a time. He was married twice and had six children and was very close with Chris Cornell, who committed suicide by hanging in May. Thursday would have been Cornell's 53rd birthday.
Michelle Pollino, FOX News.
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no words. so heartbroken. RIP Chester Bennington.
-- Imagine Dragons (@Imaginedragons) July 20, 2017
I am in tears.Chester just told me how happy he was.....He was such a sweet and talented man......Ifeel so sad for his family,band mates and fans
-- Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) July 20, 2017
Oh dear God. Massive R.I.P to Chester Bennington of @linkinpark this BREAKS OUR HEART. Suicide is the devil on earth walking amongst us 😞
-- OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) July 20, 2017
So sorry to hear the news about Chester Bennington. Sending so much luv, strength & light to his family, kids & @linkinpark ohana.
-- Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 20, 2017