TMZ has reported that Linkin Park's singer Chester Bennington, was reported dead at his home in Los Angeles, California after reportedly hanging himself.
Law enforcement sources say that the singer's body was found Thursday morning (July 20) just before 9 AM in his home in Palos Verdes Estates. While the singer has struggled with drugs and alcohol for years, Chester said in the past that he had considered committing suicide because he was abused as a child.
Chester was married with 6 children from two separate wives and was 41 years of age.
Here's how the EDM community is responding to the passing of Chester Bennington.
My heart is shattered. I can't fucking believe this is real. Crying writing this now. Destroyed. pic.twitter.com/MeEBJD9gi3
— Kolony July 21 (@steveaoki) July 20, 2017
No fucking way. Chester …
— RΞZZ (@OfficialRezz) July 20, 2017
An artist who influenced so many while defining a generation. Thank you, Chester Bennington for the gift of your music, voice, and vision.
— Monstercat (@Monstercat) July 20, 2017
I'd say Feel the Power and a ton of my upcoming releases have direct musical influences from Chester and Linkin Park. This fucking sucks 😩
playing Linkin Park 'Shadow Of The Day'. Didn't want to until we knew for sure from @BBCNews – RIP Chester Bennington
— Annie Mac (@AnnieMac) July 20, 2017
Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has committed suicide at age 41. The band just released Talking To Myself video 2 hours ago. pic.twitter.com/xgIpKPnf9V
— Eric Alper (@ThatEricAlper) July 20, 2017
damn man RIP Chester from Linkin Park…
My December will forever be my favorite song of all time 💔
— slushii (@SlushiiMusic) July 20, 2017
Hybrid Theory was one of the first CDs I ever bought…RIP Chester, my thoughts are with everyone in the Linkin Park family. So sad.
— Pierce Fulton (@PierceFulton) July 20, 2017