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Linkin Park Front Man Chester Bennington Reportedly Commits Suicide

Update: the singer's death has now been confirmed with the L.A. County coroner by AP News.

TMZ is reporting that Chester Bennington of Linkin Park has passed away from an apparent suicide at the age of 41.

The celebrity gossip site issued this update:

"Law enforcement sources tell us the singer hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County. His body was discovered Thursday just before 9 AM.

"Chester was married with 6 children from 2 wives. The singer struggled with drugs and alcohol for years. He had said in the past he had considered committing suicide because he had been abused as a child by an older male."

This news follows in the wake of Chris Cornell from Soundgarden's suicide back in May, who was a close friend of Bennington.

Linkin Park's latest album "One More Light," which took a major turn away from the group's nu-metal beginnings, was released earlier this year and the band was scheduled to kick off a tour at the end of the month.

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9 Comments on "Linkin Park Front Man Reportedly Commits Suicide"

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1. Rob writes:

Really sad to hear. Not a huge fan but still sucks for all involved especially his children

# Jul 20, 2017 @ 2:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. A man has no name writes:

That's metal underground for ya....nobody gives two sh**s but you post an article about TOOL and everybody looses their minds

# Jul 31, 2017 @ 2:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. a name has no girl writes:

Or meshugga.

Bunch'a selfish, narcissistic, "I'm sooooo metal look at what my playlist is right this second while I insult someone or something despite having no interest in them or it" twats.

OTOH, I like how the articles are right up front on the main page and quite honestly, I like the layout. Something comes out and I see it first thing in the morning after work. Props to the owner.

# Aug 1, 2017 @ 7:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Todd writes:

Why is linkin park on Metal Underground anyway?
Far from metal.

# Aug 1, 2017 @ 9:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. MR Singh writes:

Why only 4 comments about chesters death

# Aug 4, 2017 @ 7:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. noone writes:

we have 6 now

# Aug 5, 2017 @ 3:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. brandedcfh420 writes:

#5.....because stinkin fart sucks!!!!

# Aug 5, 2017 @ 3:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Oldthrasherinflorida writes:

Hey branded i totally second your opinion and LOL at stinkin fart.....sure its sad on a personal/human level for the guys wife and kids but none of us regulars on here should be pretending like we ever liked that crap bad just because the lead singer offed himself....wahh poor me I have to cry myself to sleep on a giant pile of money every night.....there are a lot of people in america and around the world in much tougher circumstances than the late mr. bennington and they somehow get up in the morning and keep going....

# Aug 9, 2017 @ 6:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. brandedcfh420 writes:

Yes thrasher some thinigs should be kept off this site.

# Aug 9, 2017 @ 6:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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