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Shocking! Linkin Park Lead Singer Chester Bennington Commits Suicide

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| July 21 , 2017 , 10:40 IST

Chester Bennington, one of the most loved band members of Linkin Park committed suicide on Thursday just a week before the band was supposed to leave for their US tour.

Bennington, 41, known for his powerful, belting vocals, died at his Palos Verdes home near Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Coroner's office said.

Spokesman Brian Elias said the death was being handled as an apparent suicide, and according to a celebrity website, Bennington had hung himself while alone at the house when his family was out of town.

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"Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one," tweeted Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda.

Bennington had a history of alcohol and drug abuse. He had spoken openly in the past about his struggles to overcome his demons when Linkin Park first found success in 2000 with the album "Hybrid Theory." But in 2011 he said he had been sober for six years.

Fans noted on Thursday that Bennington had apparently taken his own life on what would have been Cornell's 53rd birthday.

Bennington had posted an emotional note on his social media accounts after Cornell's death. "I'm still weeping, with sadness, as well as gratitude for having shared some very special moments with you and your family," he wrote.