[ALERT] Linkin Park singer Bennington dead in apparent suicide - coroner
LOS ANGELES - Chester Bennington, the lead singer of rock band Linkin Park, was found dead on Thursday at his southern California home in an apparent suicide, the Los Angeles County Coroner's office said.
Coroner's office spokesman Brian Elias said his office had been notified by law enforcement of the death of Bennington, 41, on Thursday morning.
Celebrity website TMZ, citing law enforcement sources, said Bennington had hung himself at his Palos Verdes home near Los Angeles.
The band's latest studio album, One More Light, was released in May, and Linkin Park embarked on a world tour.
Bennington's death came a week before the band was due to kick off the US leg of its tour on 27 July in Mansfield, Massachusetts.