Chester Bennington is no more

The forty-one-year-oldLinkin Park vocalist hung himself at his residence in California earlier today. Chester Bennington’s suicide has left all the industry specialists in a shocker.

Linkin Park has sold close to 70 million albums since its inception in 1996.

The news came in a pretty ambiguous situation when BBC first reported, that Chester Bennington has taken his life in a private apartment somewhere in California by hanging himself to the ceiling fan.

Brian Elias, the chief of operations for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, confirmed the death, in Palos Verdes Estates, and said it was being investigated as a possible suicide after law enforcement authorities responded to a call shortly after 9 AM.

Bennington was said to be close to Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell, who took his own life in May. Linkin Park’s successful trick was to fuse elements of metal and rock with rap and hip-hop to shape the nu-metal genre on songs such as Crawling, In The End, and Numb.

Arguably their biggest asset was Chester’s powerhouse voice. He had a huge, raspy vocal which suited their stadium-filling, singalong anthems. Whilst his vocal persona could be described as angry and harsh, in person he was warm, articulate and funny.

Chester was previously seen speaking on his contemplation of suicide as a result of alcohol-drug abuse.

Celebrities all around the world mourned the death of LP Star.