Linkin Park Chester Bennington commits Suicide
Linkin Park has collaborated with everyone from JAY-Z and Busta Rhymes to X-ecutioners and Rakim.
Singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, allegedly committed suicide at the age of 41. Police sources confirmed that the singer hanged himself in a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles County. His body was discovered on Thursday (20 July) just before 9 in the morning
Linkin Park was one of the first rock groups to experience crossover success in the Hip Hop realm, following in the footsteps of Aerosmith and Run-DMC. In 2001, the band linked up with the X-ecutioners "it's Goin' Down", which also featured the late Roc Raida.
Three years later, Linkin Park dropped a collaborative EP with JAY-Z entitled Collision Course, and in 2008 teamed up with Busta Rhymes on the track "We Made it." They have also worked with Bun B, Rakim, Pusha T, and a group of notable MCs over the years.
Bennington, reportedly struggled with drug and alcohol addiction, and in past interviews, he admitted that he had considered suicide because of the abuse he suffered as a child by an older man.
Bennington was a close friend of Chris Cornell and the godfather of one of Cornell's children. The singer of Soundgarden took his own life the 17 of May in a similar manner, and Linkin Park dedicated a performance of "One More Light" to him during an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! On July 20, marks what would have been of Cornell's 53rd birthday.
Chester was married and had six children with two wives. HipHopDX sends its condolences to his family and friends.