Chester Bennington, the Linkin Park lead singer has apparently committed suicide at the age of 41. Chester was born in Phoenix, Arizona in the United States in 1976. He was with the Linkin Park since early 2000 and he played a very important role in the rise of Linkin Park.

What do we know so far?

The authorities are yet to confirm the reason behind Chester's death. However, the news of his death was first published through TMZ and according to their source, he was found hanged in his house. Primarily it looks like he hanged himself though it is not official yet. Apart from the official confirmation other news is expected to come to light which will help us to know more about the incident.

All-round reaction

The incident left the other members of the Linkin Park in shock. The bassist of the Linkin Park band Dave Farrell reacted immediately after the Incident and he conveyed that Chester's death is heartbreaking news for him. Apart from that, Dave also appreciated Chester's qualities as a human being. According to him, Chester had a really beautiful heart and a caring soul. He also extended his sympathy to Chester's family.

Along with Dave Farell, some of the most known Hollywood stars also extended their sympathy to Chester's family. The Co-founder of Linkin Park, Mike Shinoda also revealed that the incident left him shocked. He also marked the incident as very heartbreaking in his tweet which he made after the news was released.

A brief look at his career

Chester was mainly known as a lead singer and co-founder of Linkin Park.

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he founded the band with Mike Shinoda in 1996. Soon after the founding the band, it became really popular in the United States and many music lovers all across the world came to enjoy the music, so much so that they gained a worldwide following. In the mid-2000s, it was one of the famous bands in the world.

Chester was renowned for songs like, 'Numb', 'In The End', 'New Divide' and many more. Chester had a free flowing voice and the combination of his voice and Shinoda's rap was the main reason behind the success of the band. Chester was popular with people of all ages. He was also an icon to the people who wanted to pursue their careers in the rock music. He worked on eight albums for the band and they sold almost 70 million copies of those albums. His contribution to rock music will be surely missed.

The band was scheduled to start a tour with a concert on July 27 in Mansfield, Mass.The New York Times noted.