Linkin Park's Chester Bennington Dead At Age 41

Linkin Park's Chester Bennington Dead At Age 41

It is a sad day for music as, Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has died, according to TMZ. The artist was 41 years old. Law enforcement officials claim the cause of death was apparent suicide, stating Bennington hung himself at a private residence in Los Angeles' Palos Verdes Estates. 

The L.A. County coroner also confirmed the news to Associated Press. Bennington openly struggled with drug and alcohol abuse throughout his life. The artist's death occurred on what would have been the 53rd birthday of his dear friend, Soundgarden and Audioslave singer Chris Cornell, who committed suicide on May 17. Linkin Park later performed a touching tribute to Cornell during their appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Bennington was married to Talinda Ann Bentley and is survived by six children.