Friends and family of Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington are in absolute ‘shock’ over the rock star’s apparent suicide as it’s revealed they believed he ‘was in a good place in his life’.
The 41-year-old was found dead in his home in Palos Verdes near Los Angeles shortly before 9am on Thursday.
A Los Angeles County coroner confirmed they were investigating Bennington’s death as an apparent suicide but no additional details were available.
Law enforcement officials say Bennington hanged himself in his bedroom and he was home alone at the time, according to TMZ. He was found upstairs by his housekeeper.
Bennington’s suicide came on the day of his late lifelong friend Chris Cornell’s birthday. The Soundgarden rocker killed himself in May by hanging. Cornell would have turned 53.