Chester Bennington, lead singer of the California rock band Linkin Park, has died at the age of 41, according to the Los Angeles County coroner. The coroner said the death is being investigated as an apparent suicide but no additional details were available.
The Phoenix-born singer and songwriter was found dead at a private residence in Los Angeles Thursday morning and appeared to have taken his own life, according to reports. He had struggled with substance abuse in the past.
Formed in 1996, Linkin Park has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide and has two Grammy Awards. The band had a string of hits including Faint, In The End and Crawling, and collaborated with the rapper Jay-Z. Bennington leaves a wife, and six children from two marriages.
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