Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, has died at the age of 41.
Bennington, known for his piercing screams and hard hitting vocals, is believed to have committed suicide in his California home. The band released seven albums, including the fan favorite Hybrid Theory and Meteora. Linkin Park’s most recent album One More Light debuted at No 1 on the Billboard album chart.
Linkin Park was scheduled to start a tour with a concert on July 27 in Mansfield, Mass.
Reactions from the music world have poured in. The inspiration both Chester and Linkin Park have left behind is evident.
Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) July 20, 2017
Seriously don’t know what to do with myself. Probably by biggest idol and inspiration growing up… gone. Feels like I lost a family member
— JAUZ (@Jauzofficial) July 20, 2017
This morning, the band released a new video to accompany one of their singles from One More Light. The song titled “Talking To Myself” was published around 9am, right around the time Bennington’s body was discovered. The video depicts Linkin Park in various shows and venues across the country.
Watch the video below. We send our condolences to Chester’s friends, family, and fans.