Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park has been found dead from an apparent suicide. He was 41-years-old.
The father of six was reportedly found dead at a Palos Verdes Estates residence in California, according to TMZ.
Los Angeles County coroner’s office chief of operations, Brian Elias, confirmed the tragic news revealing the death is being treated as a possible suicide.
Oh dear God. Massive R.I.P to Chester Bennington of @linkinpark this BREAKS OUR HEART. Suicide is the devil on earth walking amongst us
— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) July 20, 2017
There are no words…
— Joel Madden (@JoelMadden) July 20, 2017
The news about Chester Bennington is devastating. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and @linkinpark. Such a tragic loss
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) July 20, 2017
Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) July 20, 2017
Fans and fellow musicians have turned to social media to share their heartbreak over Bennington’s death, including Linkin Park co-founder, Mike Shinoda, who wrote, “Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.”