Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington dies aged 41

Linkin Park’s frontman, singer Chester Bennington has died aged 41.

Authorities have confirmed they are conducting a death investigation after responding to a call from a Palos Verdes Estates address in Los Angeles County.

It is an apparent suicide, Brian Elias, chief of operations for the Los Angeles County coroner's office said.

Photo via Instagram: @linkinpark-  A Place for My Head | Krakow @chesterbe #impactfestival

Photo via Instagram: @linkinpark- A Place for My Head | Krakow @chesterbe #impactfestival

Linkin Park bandmate, Mike Shinoda, reacted on Twitter to reports of Bennington’s death.

“Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true,” he said. “An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.”

Linkin Park has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and won two Grammy Awards for Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration with Jay-Z.

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