Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Hung Himself, Coroner Says

July 21, 2017 Updated: July 21, 2017

Rock icon Chester Bennington committed suicide by hanging himself, a Los Angeles County coroner confirmed on Thursday, according to Billboard.com.

Bennington’s body was found at his home in Los Angeles on Thursday. Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner’s office, said that the Linkin Park frontman hung himself from a bedroom door.

Winter said that a half empty bottle of alcohol was found in the room, but that there was no evidence of drugs. Bennington struggled with drugs and alcohol addictions at various points in his life.

There was no suicide note found.

The coroner’s office is yet to schedule at autopsy.

Chester Bennington of Linkin Park performs on stage at the iHeartRadio Album Release Party presented by State Farm at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles on May 22, 2017 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Chester Bennington of Linkin Park performs on stage at the iHeartRadio Album Release Party presented by State Farm at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles on May 22, 2017 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Linkin Park was one of the most successful bands of the 2000s, selling tens of millions of albums. Their hits include “In the End,” ”What I’ve Done,” and “Numb.”

Bennington died on the birthday of his friend Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden. Cornell committed suicide in May. Bennington wrote an emotional farewell letter when he learned of his friend’s death.

Linkin Park performed a tribute to Cornell on Jimmy Kimmel.

Bennington revealed in an interview that he was going through severe depression following Cornell’s death.

Celebrities and fans grieved about Bennington’s early departure. For many, Linkin Park was the soundtrack to their youth.