According to TMZ, Bennington was found in his private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. county today (July 20) just before 9AM PT. Bennington was the father of six children from two different wives.
Update: Linkin Park co-vocalist Mike Shinoda has confirmed the tragic news with the following tweet:
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
Bennington was one of the 21st century’s leading frontmen as Linkin Park found massive success early on with the arrival of their debut album, Hybrid Theory, in 2000. The record has gone on to become one of the highest selling rock albums in U.S. history, receiving a diamond certification from the RIAA in 2005 for sales in excess of 10 million copies.
In total, Bennington recorded seven albums with Linkin Park, the most recent being One More Light, which was released earlier this year. The band has sold over 70 million albums across the world as the frontman leaves behind a storied legacy.
Linkin Park were slated to kick off their headlining North American tour to promote One More Light on July 27 with support from Machine Gun Kelly.
Loudwire extends our condolences to the Bennington family, Chester’s Linkin Park bandmates and all friends of the singer.
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