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Linkin Park Singer, Chester Bennington, Dead at 41

Chester Bennington | image via rollingstone.com

According the the Los Angeles Times, Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington died Thursday morning from an apparent suicide.

Bennington was 41.

The LA Times reports firefighters received a call around 9 a.m. “regarding a cardiac arrest in the 2800 block of Via Victoria in Palos Verdes Estates,” according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Spokesman Joey Napoli.

Chester Bennington at a concert. | Image via Chester Bennington’s Twitter account

Bennington’s career spanned more than 20 years with bands such as Linkin Park, Dead by Sunrise and Stone Temple Pilots. Bennington’s biggest break came with Linkin Park, which formed in 1996–then called Xero. Their debut, Hybrid Theory, released in 2000 and has been one of the most popular albums Linkin Park has produced. It has been certified Diamond by the RIAA.

A couple of months ago, one of Bennington’s good friends, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, committed suicide. Bennington sang “Hallelujah” during Cornell’s memorial service in May and also wrote a letter to the late singer.

Today Cornell would have been 53.

Bennington leaves behind a wife and 6 children he had with his ex wife and widow.

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The music community is devastated  largely due to the impact Linkin Park had among artists.

Hensley Carrasco

Hensley graduated from the University of Rhode Island where he was the editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, the Good 5 Cent Cigar. He founded the site with hopes to add to the ever-growing digital music newsroom. Hensley generally writes about Hip-Hop, but other genres are not out of his writing spectrum. On the side, Hensley is a photographer, specializing in concert photography.

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Hensley Carrasco

Hensley graduated from the University of Rhode Island where he was the editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, the Good 5 Cent Cigar. He founded the site with hopes to add to the ever-growing digital music newsroom. Hensley generally writes about Hip-Hop, but other genres are not out of his writing spectrum. On the side, Hensley is a photographer, specializing in concert photography.

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