Chester Bennington of Linkin Park commits suicide

Singer Chester Bennington of the American poppunkgroep Linkin Park has of life bereft. That report different American muziekwebsites and was confirmed to the Associated Press.

Chester Bennington © Reuters

Bennington committed suicide in his home in Los Angeles. His body was Thursday morning. (local time) discovered. He was 41. According to the entertainmentwebsite TMZ, he has hanged himself, but that has yet to be confirmed by official authorities.

BREAKING: Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dies at 41, Los Angeles County coroner says.

— The Associated Press (@AP) July 20, 2017

Chester Bennington joined, in 1998, the then two-year-old Linkin Park. The band broke up two years later with its debut album Hybrid Theory. With the plate, including hits like Papercut and In The End, Linkin Park in one fell swoop, one of the founders of the nu-metal, a mix of metal and rap. That mix was also in the vocal parts. Bennington was the man who sang, growled, and shouted, while Mike Shinoda especially the rapwerk accounted for.

After Hybrid Theory, the band entered more and more experimerenteren with electronics and she tried to doorslagjes of the plate to avoid. This year there was a new Linkin Parkplaat off, One More Light. Until today, sold Linkin Park about 70 million albums.

The singer, who his wife and six children fails to do so, struggled for years with an addiction to drugs and alcohol, partly as a result of a difficult childhood. As a child he was abused and his parents divorced when he was eleven years old, after which he cannabis was smoking. Later came cocaine. About all those cases he testified regularly in his music and in interviews.

Linkin Park played at the beginning of July still at Rock Werchter. Read hierhet report.

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