Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington has been found dead. His wife discovered his body early Thursday morning. He’d reportedly hanged himself.

According to TMZ, he “hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County.”

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 very close with Chris Cornell, who himself committed suicide by hanging in May. Today would have been Cornell’s 53rd birthday. Chester wrote an open letter to Chris on the day of Chris’ suicide.

We’ll update this post as more information becomes available.