Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has committed suicide … TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us the singer hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County. His body was discovered Thursday just before 9 AM.
Chester was married with 6 children from 2 wives.
The singer struggled with drugs and alcohol for years. He had said in the past he had considered committing suicide because he had been abused as a child by an older male.
Further details have emerged regarding Bennington‘s passing as Palos Verdes Estates, CA police Captain Mark Velez has spoken to the press (via The Daily Breeze.) According his statement, Bennington‘s body was said to be found by a housekeeper in his Palos Verdes Estates, CA residence shortly before 9:00am this morning.
They did not confirm whether or not his manner of death was hanging, as initial reports have stated. However the Associated Press have already published word from the Coroner’s spokesman that the death was being investigated as an apparent suicide. It was stated however that a suicide note was not found in the residence by responding officers. Bennington was alone at the time of his passing.
Mike Shinoda and bassist Phoenix have pronounced atesting Chester’s Death
Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) 20 de julho de 2017
— Dave Phoenix Farrell (@phoenixlp) 20 de julho de 2017