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Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dead at 41 after suicide: report

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington is dead at age 41 after reportedly commiting suicide by hanging.
His body was discovered at a private residence in Palos Verdes in Los Angeles County around 9 a.m. on Thursday, according to TMZ.
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Bennington had been candid about his struggles with drugs and alcohol. He had also spoken about his thoughts of suicide and of being abused as a child by an older adult.
The singer had been close friends with Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell, who in May also died by hanging.
Bennington and Linkin Park bandmate Brad Delson performed “Hallelujah” at Cornell’s memorial service. Cornell would have turned 53 on Thursday.
Bennington tweeted a tribute to his friend the day after Cornell’s death.
“You have inspired me in ways you could never have known,” Bennington tweeted. “Your talent was pure and unrivaled. Your voice was joy and pain, anger and forgiveness, love and heartache all wrapped into one. I suppose that’s what we all are.
“I pray you find peace in the next life,” he continued.

With all of my love @chriscornell .
— Chester Bennington (@ChesterBe) May 18, 2017

Bennington and Linkin Park skyrocketed to stardom following the release of “Hybrid Theory” in 2000. The debut album became one of the biggest albums of the decade, selling more than 11 million units. The band followed it up with the multi-platinum “Meteora” (2003) and “Minutes to Midnight” (2007).
In 2013, he was recruited to be the singer for Stone Temple Pilots, one of his favorite bands growing up in Arizona.
Bennington is survived by wife Talinda Bennington and his six children.

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