Linkin Park Releases A Statement Mourning Chester Bennington
Just a few days ago, the world was shocked to learn that Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington had died by suicide. Early Monday, July 24, Linkin Park released a statement on Bennington's passing on their website. In the touching note addressed to Bennington, the band references the outpouring of tributes to the singer following his passing.
Bennington's body was discovered on July 20 at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles County. Bennington, who was 41 years old when he passed away, had a close relationship with Soundgarden and Audioslave singer Chris Cornell, who died by suicide earlier this year.
According to LA County medical examiner-coroner spokesperson Ed Winter, Bennington died by hanging, the Los Angeles Times reported. Winter also noted that a half-empty bottle of alcohol was found in the room where Bennington's body was discovered.
In a letter posted on Linkin Park's official website, the band notes that Bennington's family and his wife, Talinda, are grateful for the support fans have shared online, and they also express how much Bennington will be missed. You can read the full text of the statement below:
The band has also created a page on their website (chester.linkinpark.com) offering suicide prevention resources.