It’s a sad day for rock music lovers after reports emerged that the lead singer for leading rock band Linkin Park Chester Bennington had been found dead in his house in Los Angeles .
The late singer’s body was found at his house on Thursday at 17.00 GMT(7.00PM EAT).LA police say they received a call shortly after 9.00 am LA time and they were investigating the incident as possible suicide.
The singer who was aged 41 is survived by 6 children and two wives.
Fellow band mate member Mike Shinonda confirmed the news .In a tweet the Linkin park guitarist wrote .
“Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.”
The singer’s death comes just a week before a scheduled performance with fellow rock band Blink 182 in New York .
Bennington’s death comes on what would have been the 53rd birthday of his friend the late Chris Cornell who was of the sound garden band who committed suicide in May.
Cornell’s death is said to have had a great effect on him.
Fellow celebrities including Rihanna, Justin Timberlake,One republic and System of Down have mourned Bennington in a series of tweets on their official handles.
“So shocked and saddened by the news of Chester Bennington’s passing. I remember the first time I met Chester. I was in a bad mood backstage and he came into the dressing room and lifted my spirits before I took the stage. Working with Chester and Linkin Park on the song ‘Rebellion’ was some of the most fun I’ve had collaborating with another artist. They made me feel right at home when I joined them on stage at the Hollywood Bowl and at the Forum. Our hearts go out to Linkin Park and to Chester’s family. Chester Bennington will be missed. -Daron Malakian” tweeted rock band System of Down band member Daron Malakian.
“Literally the most impressive talent I’ve ever seen live! Vocal beast! #RIPChester #LinkinPark” tweeted songstress Rihanna.
The late singer had in the past revealed in interviews on his struggles in Drug abuse, Alcohol addiction and being sexually molested as a child.
He had also revealed that most of the band’s songs had been inspired by his struggles in life and his attemps to commit suicide.
“I don’t have a problem with people knowing that I had a drinking problem. That’s who I am, and I’m kind of lucky in a lot of ways ′cause I get to do something about it I have been able to tap into all the negative things that can happen to me throughout my life by numbing myself to the pain, so to speak, and kind of being able to vent it through my music,” He said in an interview with an American publication in 2010.
Here is one of the bands greatest hits.