The shocking news came out today that Chester Bennington of Linkin Park has committed suicide. Fans are shocked by his loss and never expected anything like this to happen. TMZ shared the details about what happened to Chester Bennington on July 20.

What happened to Chester Bennington?

Law enforcement officers shared that Chester hung himself at his private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County. He was found at his home on Thursday just before 9 a.m. The news came out shortly after about his death. He is survived by his six children. These children were from his current wife and previous wife.

For years, he has struggled with drug and alcohol issues that fans wonder if could have lead to his death.

In the past, Chester Bennington revealed that he had planned to commit suicide. He revealed that when he was a child, he was abused by an older man. This is the reason he had said in the past he was considering committing suicide.

Right now, the details about Chester Bennington's death haven't really been revealed. The fans would love to know what made him decide to do this and what happened in his final moments.

Chester died on what would have been Chris Cornell's 53rd birthday

Chester Bennington was really close to Chris Cornell, who actually killed himself back in May. He committed suicide by hanging himself as well.

Some fans wonder if this is why Chester chose to hang himself as well. When Chris died, Chester wrote a letter to him that explained his thoughts on his death. Chester's death happened on the day that was Chris' birthday and now everyone is wondering if he chose this day on purpose or if it was random. It really does seem like he was thinking about what the day was and maybe even planning this, but nobody knows for sure.

Chris was the lead singer of the group Soundgarden. There was a bit of speculation by fans that he didn't commit suicide, but his death was later ruled a suicide. He was at the MGM Grand Detroit when this happened. Chris called his wife about thirty minutes before killing himself.

After Chris Cornell died, Chester Bennington and Linkin Park also dedicate a performance of “One More Light” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

to him. They had planned a different song, but changed it up because of the loss of Chris Cornell. It is obvious that this time was hard on Chester and that he missed his friend.

Are you shocked by the loss of Chester Bennington? Sound off with your favorite Linkin Park song in the comments. Prayers are with his entire family.