ROCK STAR DEATH Chester Bennington dead – Linkin Park singer ‘found hanged after suicide’ on the birthday of his late pal Chris Cornell

CHESTER Bennington, lead singer of rock band Linkin Park, has died aged 41. The Los Angeles County coroner has confirmed the death of the star – he was found dead in a private residence in Palo Verdes Estates, Los Angeles.His body was discovered yesterday morning just before 9 am.

CHESTER Bennington, lead singer of rock band Linkin Park, has died aged 41. The Los Angeles County coroner has confirmed the death of the star – he was found dead in a private residence in Palo Verdes Estates, Los Angeles.His body was discovered yesterday morning just before 9 am.

It is believed the singer hanged himself and was found by an employee.

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The singer is survived by his wife of twelve years, Talinda Ann Bennington (nee Bentley), and six children – Jamie, 21, Isaiah, 19, Draven, 15, Tyler Lee, 11, and Lily and Lila, 7.

They are not thought to have been at the house when the incident took place and Chester was alone.

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He was previously married to Samantha Marie Olit from 1996 – 2005.

Chester, whose band Linkin Park spawned rock songs including Numb and Breaking the Habit-

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Often focused his lyrics on personal struggle, depression and addiction.