Fans react to Linkin Park singer's death

Fans react to Linkin Park lead singer's death

Shocked and heartbroken - Linkin Park's guitarist and main songwriter, Mike Shinoda has written on Twitter following the death of lead singer, Chester Bennington. 

Chester Bennington
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Chester Bennington, who overcame a troubled childhood to top the charts with an angry but melodic brand of metal, was found dead yesterday in an apparent suicide. He was 41.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office said it received a call just after 9 am (1600 GMT) that Bennington had been found hanging at his home in the luxurious Palos Verdes Estate area.

"It is being handled as a possible suicide," said Brian Elias, chief of operations at the coroner's office.

Just hours before his death, Linkin Park had released a video for its latest single, "Talking To Myself," whose lyrics took on a new meaning.

The song appears to take the vantage point of Bennington's wife, Talinda Ann Bentley, as she begs him to control his substance abuse.

Bennington - who had six children from two marriages - had wrestled with alcohol and drugs since he was a pre-teenager.

Fans have take to social media to share tributes. While A-listers such as Rihanna, One Republic, My Chemical Romance and Paramore's Hayley Williams have also shared condolences. 

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