Linkin Park front-man Chester Bennington dies age 41

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Linkin Park
’s Chester Bennington has died at the age of 41, the Associated Press has confirmed.

It was originally reported by TMZ, who reported that the singer hanged himself at his residence. The report says his body was discovered before 9 a.m. this morning.

Bennington was close friends with Chris Cornell, and today would have been Cornell’s 53rd birthday.

Bennington has been in Linkin Park since 1999 and was part of the band’s massively successful Hybrid Theory, released in 2000. He has been a part of the band’s seven albums: 2003’s Meteora, 2007’s Minutes To Midnight, 2010’s A Thousand Suns, 2012’s Living Things, 2014’s The Hunting Party and their most recent released, 2017’s One More Light.

The band are scheduled to head out on tour next week alongside MGK and ONE OK ROCK and released a music video earlier today for their song, “Talking To Myself,” taken from their new album, One More Light.

 

Warner Bros. CEO and Chairman Cameron Stang has issued a statemet following the tragic loss of Chester Bennington, the Associated Press has reported.

“Chester Bennington was an artist of extraordinary talent and charisma, and a human being with a huge heart and a caring soul. Our thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful family, his band-mates and his many friends.”

The Associated Press have reported that coroner spokesman Brian Elias said authorities are currently investigating Bennington’s death as an apparent suicide at Palos Verdes Estates, located outside Los Angeles.

PETA, who Bennington has been a long time supporter of, has also released a statement:

“PETA will always remember Chester Bennington as a musical powerhouse and a powerful force for animal rights. He bared his skin to help animals keep theirs in PETA’s ‘Ink, Not Mink’ campaign, and he spoke passionately about both the cruelty of the fur industry and the need to adopt homeless dogs and cats, telling PETA, “We need to show our respect for all creatures of this world.  The world lost a kind heart today.”

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda has shared a few words on Bennington’s loss:

Musicians and friends of Chester Bennington have also spoken out about the sad news:

Circa Survive:

 

Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low):

 

Kevin Skaff (A Day To Remember):

Brandon Hoover (Crown the Empire):

 

Jordan Fish (Bring Me The Horizon):

 

Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy):

 

Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day):

Matt Skiba (Blink-182, Alkaline Trio):

Devin Oliver (I See Stars):

Telle Smith (The Word Alive):

Keaton Pierce (Too Close to Touch):

Lynn Gunn (PVRIS):

Josh Franceschi (You Me At Six):

Ben Barlow (Neck Deep):

Neck Deep:

Oli Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon


Ben Bruce, Asking Alexandria

Aaron Pauley, Of Mice & Men

Sam Carter, Architects

Ryan Key, Yellowcard


Hayley Williams, Paramore

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