By now many of you have gotten wind of Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington’s reported suicide. According to TMZ, Bennington, 41, hung himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County. His body was found around 9 a.m. PST this morning.
Bennington, who had battled with drug and alcohol addiction for some time, once mentioned contemplating suicide due to being abused by an older male as a child.
The late musician leaves behind six children from two wives.
Following news of Bennington’s death, fans and celebrities alike have taken to social media to express their thoughts and condolences. See below for a few notable posts.
If you’re encountering difficult times, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
If you’re in the U.S. you can call directly at 1-800-273-8255.
Readers in the U.K. can call the Samaritans at +44 (0) 8457 90 90 90