The Associated Press received confirmation from the L.A. County coroner’s office that Bennington has passed away. A spokesman for the office said that his death is under investigation. Mike Shinoda, Bennington’s co-vocalist in Linkin Park, has issued a statement via Twitter on his bandmate’s passing.
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
[via The PRP]
TMZ has reported that Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington has committed suicide, he was 41. Law enforcement sources told the website that Bennington hanged himself at his home in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County. His body was discovered early this morning. No additional information is available at this time.