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Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Reportedly Dead in Apparent Suicide

He Was 41, The Band Released a New Video This Morning

Jul 20, 2017 Linkin Park
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TMZ reports that Chester Bennington, lead singer for nu metal icons Linkin Park, has died. He reportedly hung himself and his body was found just before 9 AM PT at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in the Los Angeles area. Bennington was only 41 and leaves behind six children from two wives.

Bennington was good friends with Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who himself committed suicide by hanging in May. As TMZ point out, it is perhaps no coincidence that today would’ve been Cornell’s 53rd birthday.

Linkin Park formed in 1996, first under the names Xero and Hybrid Theory, before changing their name to Linkin Park after Bennington was recruited as their new singer in 1999. October 2000 saw the release of their debut album, Hybrid Theory, which went on to become the biggest selling album of 2001. 2003’s sophomore album, Meteora, was also a huge success. In May the band released their seventh album, One More Light, which wasn’t particularly well received by critics, and just this morning the band shared a new video for “Talking to Myself” (which you can watch below, followed by other videos by the band).

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