Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has died aged 41, according to reports.
Law enforcement confirmed to TMZ that Bennington hanged himself at a private residence in L.A. County. His body was discovered just before 9am on Thursday.
Chester is survived by his second wife Talinda, and his six children.
He has spoken in the past about his struggle with drugs and alcohol.
In a 2009 interview with Noisecreep about his side-project Dead By Sunrise, he revealed how he struggled to deal with the breakdown of his marriage to his wife of nine years.
He said: ‘My life was falling apart in many ways that I was writing about on this record in terms of getting divorced, in terms of diving very hard into alcohol and drugs throughout this process.’
He added that Linkin Park’s hit Crawling was ‘about feeling like I no control over myself in terms of drugs and alchohol. That feeling, being able to write about it, sing about it, that song, those words sold millions of records, I won a Grammy, I made a lot of money.
Chester went on: ‘It’s not cool to be an alcoholic — it’s not cool to go drink and be a dumbass. It’s cool to be a part of recovery. This is just who I am, this is what I write about, what I do, and most of my work has been a reflection of what I’ve been going through in one way or another.’
Rock group Linkin Park are best known for such hits as Numb, In The End and Castle Of Glass. They recently teamed up with grime rapper Stormzy for a song called Good Goodbye.
The band’s most recent album One More Light was released in May this year.