Ch­ester Ben­ning­ton died by hang­ing, coro­ner con­firms

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles County coro­ner con­firmed Fri­day that Linkin Park front­man Ch­ester Ben­ning­ton died by hang­ing. Coro­ner’s of­fice spokesman Ed Win­ter says the 41-yearold rocker hanged him­self from a bed­room door in his home near Los Angeles. Ben­ning­ton was found dead Thurs­day.

Win­ter says a half-empty bot­tle of al­co­hol was found in the room, but no drugs were ev­i­dent. Ben­ning­ton strug­gled with drug and al­co­hol ad­dic­tions at var­i­ous times dur­ing his life.

A sui­cide note was not found. An au­topsy has not yet been sched­uled. Ben­ning­ton was one of two lead vo­cal­ists for Linkin Park, who be­came one of the most com­mer­cially suc­cess­ful acts of the 2000s. They won count­less awards, in­clud­ing Gram­mys, and their hits in­clude “In the End,’’ ‘’What I’ve Done” and ‘’Numb.”

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