Chester Bennington, Lead Singer of Linkin Park, Dead at 41

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Chester Bennington, the lead singer of the massively popular rock band Linkin Park, has died at the age of 41.

According to a report by TMZ, the singer hanged himself at a Palos Verdes Estates residence in L.A. County.

Bennington struggled with drug and alcohol addictions at various times during his life and career. He was married and is survived by six children.

More on this story as it develops.

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.