Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Died of Hanging, Coroner Confirms

Musician was found dead at his home at age 41

Last Updated: July 21, 2017 @ 4:56 PM

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington died as the result of hanging, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office told USA Today on Friday.

According to the coroner’s office, Bennington hanged himself from a bedroom door.

Bennington was found dead in his home in Palos Verdes Estates on Thursday morning. At the time, the coroner’s office said that the death was being investigated as a possible suicide.

Bennington was 41 years old.

Bennington was good friends with Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who was found dead in May. His death was ruled a suicide by hanging.

Thursday would have been Cornell’s 53rd birthday.

News of Bennington’s death came just hours after Linkin Park released its latest music video, “Talking to Myself.” The band, which released its latest album “One More Light” in May, was scheduled to hit the road again later this month.

The band is preparing a statement on Bennington’s death. In the meantime the group’s official Twitter page shared a photo of the frontman:

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