Chester Bennington dead: Linkin Park singer found hanged aged 41


It was reported earlier today that Chester committed suicide, concording to TMZ.

The publication stated that he was found dead at a private residence in Palos Verdes Chattels in Los Angeles, with his body reportedly being discovered just already 9am.

Chester was married with six children from two wives.

The musician — who recently toured the UK — was obstruct to Chris Cornell, who committed suicide back in May and would have been paint the town ring his 53rd birthday today.

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Chester Bennington has longed at the age of 41

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Chester had recently toured the UK with his band Linkin Put

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Musician was start dead earlier today, it has been reported

Chester had written an open note to Chris after news of his tragic death emerged online, with his stanchion including the words: “You have inspired me in so many ways you could beget never known. Your talent was pure and unrivaled.

“Your enunciate was joy and pain, anger and forgiveness, love and heartache all wrapped up into one. I theorize that’s what we all are. You helped me understand that.”

Chester has battled a slip someone a Mickey Finn and alcohol addiction over the years and said that he had considered allotting suicide in the past because he had been abused as a child.

However, he held in 2011 that he had quit drinking because “he didn’t want to be that personally anymore”.

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Chester recently shared an open letter to tight friend Chris Cornell

Chester shot to fame with Linkin Reservation when they released their debut album Hybrid Theory undeveloped in 2000, which quickly catapulted the group to success. The LP was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005, gaining it the best-selling debut album of the decade, as well as one of the few to ever hit that profuse sales.

The group then went on to release Meteora (2003), Moments to Midnight (2007), A Thousand Suns (2010), Living Things (2012), and The Hunting Individual (2014).

Chester formed his own band, Dead by Sunrise, as a side project in 2005.

The musician has a descendant, Jaime, from a previous relationship with Elka Brand and he also took his son, Isaiah.

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Linkin Park have experienced huge triumph over the years

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Chester shared this heartbreaking up in the air letter to Chris Cornell

Chester then went on to marry his in the first place wife, Samantha Marie Olit, on October 31, 1996. They had one young gentleman together, Draven Sebastian Bennington (born April 19, 2002).

However, their relationship slumped during Chester’s early years with Linkin Park, and the partner got divorced in 2005.

After splitting from his first wife, Chester leagued Talinda Ann Bentley, a former Playboy model, with whom he has three youngsters; Tyler Lee Bennington and twins Lilly and Lila (born 2011). 

For confidential mainstay call the Samaritans in the UK on 116 123 or visit a local Samaritans branch.

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