Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has died at the age of 41. The singer-songwriter died by suicide after battling drug and alcohol problems. Fans and celebrities took to social media to pay tribute to the music icon.
According to TMZ, Bennington “hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County” and was discovered by an employee Thursday morning. Bennington was married and had six children.
— LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) July 20, 2017
CNN reports that Bennington “was open about his troubled life, including an introduction to smoking pot after his parents divorced when he was 11, which escalated to cocaine and methamphetamine use.” He was also sexually abused as a child. “I was getting beaten up and being forced to do things I didn’t want to do. It destroyed my self-confidence,” he revealed in 2008. “The sexual assaults continued until
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