Chester Bennington, best known as the lead singer of rock band Linkin Park, has died at the age of 41. Bennington’s death has been ruled a suicide by hanging by the LA County coroner, BBC reports.
A Tweet from Linkin Park bandmate Mike Shinoda confirms the news of Bennington’s death.
Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) July 20, 2017
Linkin Park formed in Agoura Hills, California in 1996 and rose to prominence with their debut album Hybrid Theory, released in 2000. Their subsequent album Meteora, released in 2003, topped the Billboard 200 album chart.
Throughout their career, Linkin Park has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and won two Grammy Awards.
Their newest album, One More Light, was released in May and the band is currently on tour in support of the release.
Bennington is survived by his wife Talinda and six children.