Last week Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington died at the age of 41. His death was ruled a suicide by the Los Angeles County Coroner
Bennington was found dead in his private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles County. The lead singer had allegedly hanged himself.
The news came the same day the band debuted a new music video for their song “Talking to Myself”
Bennington previously described his personal attachment to the bands new album. Taking his emotions to the bands official Facebook page.
“In the beginning, we wanted to challenge ourselves musically…but then it became more about our lives” said Chester Bennington.
A delivery driver made a 911 call after Chester Bennington’s housekeeper was found crying hysterically on his front door.
TMZ reports the singer struggled with dug and alcohol addiction. Bennington previously talked about suicide as a result of his childhood trauma and abuse.
Band co-founder and producer Mike Shinoda said on Twitter he was “shocked and saddened.”
The same day, the band released their first statement about Chester Bennington’s death, “Our hearts are broken.”
Mike Shinoda even took his emotions to Instagram in an old photo of the band. The photo dates back to the late 1990’s when the band first began.
Shinoda captioned the photo, “1997 or 1998…I think this was the first photo we ever took together. We had just told Chester that we wanted him to join the band. He said he was ready to move out from Arizona to L.A. We went to a pizza place near UCLA to hang out and talk about what to do next. The band was called Xero at the time, and we probably had less than a half a dozen songs. No flame tattoos yet, no red hair yet, most of us were still in college.”
Since the death of Chester Bennington, the Grammy winning band has canceled the North American leg of their One More Light Tour and their co-headlining tour with Blink-182.