According to a TMZ report, Law enforcement sources informed TMZ Bennington apparently committed suicide by hanging. He was found today just before 9 a.m. in private residence in Palos Verde, L.A. County. Shortly after they reported the information, Los Angeles county coroner’s office confirmed his death.
The singer had been a victim of sexual abuse at 7 years old and considered suicide. Throughout the years he struggled with alcohol and drug addictions. “I was a full-blown, raging alcoholic. I don’t drink. I choose to be sober now. I have drunk over the last six years, but I just don’t want to be that person anymore.” His addictions, were the blame for his first failed marriage.
He was very close to singer Chris Cornell, who also committed suicide by hanging in May of this year. Today Cornell would have been 53. Bennington sang at his funeral and dedicated the album’s title track to his friend who death was taken very hard.
Linkin Park released their 7th album in may and dedicated it to Chris, they were going to start their “One More Light world tour” on July 27th. The band had many hits over the years including: “In the End,” “Numb,” “Crawl” and their collaboration with Jay-Z.