Sunday, July 23, 2017

Linkin Park: Chester Bennington cause of death confirmed

The Los Angeles County coroner has confirmed that Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington died of suicide by hanging at his Palos Verdes Estates home on July 20.

The Los Angeles Times reports an employee discovered the 41-year-old’s body Thursday morning hanging from a belt on a bedroom door inside his home in the 2800 block of Via Victoria, said Ed Winter, spokesman for the L.A. County medical examiner-coroner.

A half-empty bottle of alcohol was found in the room, Winter added, and a suicide note was not found.

Winter said an autopsy was pending, and that toxicology tests were also likely to be carried out.

Firefighters responded to a call about 9 a.m. regarding a cardiac arrest before arriving on scene.

The singer led Linkin Park through seven studio albums – including five US No. 1’s – and worldwide sales of over 70 million albums and 30 million singles.

A close friend and longtime fan of Chris Cornell, Bennington recently sang Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at the memorial service for the late Soundgarden frontman in May.

Bennington’s July 20 death fell on what would have been Cornell’s 53rd birthday, and closely resembles the manner in which the Seattle rocker took his own life in a Detroit, MI hotel room on May 18.

See also:

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