Chester Bennington, frontman of popular nu-metal act Linkin Park, has apparently committed suicide at the age of 41, confirms TMZ.
Bennington founded Linkin Park in 1996 and led the band to massive success after their debut album Hybrid Theory, which was granted multi-platinum status in 2005.
Bennington has been in a long battle with alcohol addiction and recently lost a close friend in rock legend Chris Cornell, who tragically hung himself only months ago. Bennington sung “Hallalujah” at Cornell‘s funeral last month.
The band released a critically panned album One More Light which was led with the band’s fresh pop style which was taken with a mixed response by fans.
Bennington also fronted a newer version of grunge icons Stone Temple Pilots when original vocalist Scott Weiland was fired. Weiland passed away tragically in 2015.