- Chester Bennington was found hanging at his home in Los Angeles
- Literally the most impressive talent I've ever seen live, said Rihanna
- Sending love, strength and light to his family, kids, said The Rock
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
We are deeply saddened by Chester's death. We loved him. Our condolences to Chester's family, Linkin Park, and all of their loved ones.— My Chemical Romance (@MCRofficial) July 20, 2017
Chester was one of the kindest men I've had on my show. My heart breaks for his family and friends. He will be missed terribly.— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) July 20, 2017
,br>Chester Bennington was found hanging in his home and "It is being handled as a possible suicide," said Brian Elias, chief of operations at the coroner's office, reported AFP. He was 41. Hours before his death, Linkin Park had released a video for its latest single Talking To Myself and in a week's time the California alt-rock band was due to start its US tour.
Chester Bennington had been open about his battle against alcohol and drug abuse from a very young age. The Numb singer also talked about being abused by a family friend when he was only seven. "I was getting beaten up and being forced to do things I didn't want to do. It destroyed my self-confidence. Like most people, I was too afraid to say anything. I didn't want people to think I was gay or that I was lying," he told Team Rock in 2014.
Chester Bennington debuted with Linkin park's debut album Hybrid Theroy (2000), which became USA's top-selling album in 2001 and sold over 10 million copies. Their last album, One More Light, hit the shelves in May.
(With AFP inputs)