Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington has died
The 41-year-old singer reportedly took his own life and was found at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estate in Los Angeles just before 9 a.m. on Thursday TMZ reports. Just a few days ago, Bennington had been seen at a recording studio with his bandmates. The “Crawling” hitmaker — who had three children with wife Talinda Bentley and another three from previous relationships — had struggled with drugs and alcohol abuse in the past and previously admitted he had considered suicide after being abused as a child by an older male. He confessed to being a “full blown, raging alcoholic” but had tried to put that behind him. Speaking in 2011, he said: “I don’t drink. I choose to be sober now. I have drunk over the last six years, but I just don’t want to be that person anymore.” He also spoke frankly about being abused. He said: “If I think back to when I was really young, to when I was being molested, to when all these horrible things were going on around me, I shudder.”
Chester Bennington of Linkin Park died at his home in California.