The famous rock band, Linkin Park, is now mourning the death of their band member, Chester Bennington. TMZ is reporting that Chester has committed suicide by hanging himself.
Reports state that the singer suffered from drugs and alcohol use for many years. He had also previously disclosed he considered committing suicide because “he had been abused as a child by an older male.”
In the hours since his death, new details are starting to emerge about the circumstance around the tragedy. According to the coroner's office, Bennington was found hanging at his residence by an employee in the upstairs area of the home. Before he was discovered at 9 a.m., he was home alone, reported Entertainment Tonight.
Reports also show that there was no evidence of drugs at the scene. However, there was a partially emptied bottle of alcohol in the room where Bennington’s body was found. Officials say Bennington did not leave a suicide note.
Chester was 41 at the time of his death. Fans and the band took to social media to express their sadness for his death. Many were shocked to learn of his passing.
Please join us in praying for all of Chester’s family and friends as they work through this tragedy. We ask for God’s healing touch upon their lives. Also, if you would like to learn more about other celebrities who reached out on social media, read our other article here.