The music industry has lost another gem after Chester Bennington took his own life, by hanging, at his residence on Thursday. Earlier reports stated that the rock icon was home alone when he committed suicide. He was 41 years old. Music fans and celebrities were stunned to hear the news about the singer's apparent passing.

Death of two rock icons

His death came two months after his close friend and idol, Chris Cornell, died by hanging himself at his hotel room in Detroit on May 18. Bennington was among those who were greatly affected by the passing of the Soundgarden frontman. "You have inspired me in many ways you could never have known.

Your talent was pure and unrivaled," the Linkin Park singer wrote.

Bennington said he could not imagine a world without Cornell in it and expressed his love for the co-singer and the bereaved family. He even paid tribute to his close friend by singing his own rendition of Leonard Cohan's "Hallelujah" at his funeral service.

Bennington's struggle with depression

Before the tragic death of his co-singer, the Linkin Park lead had always been vocal about his struggle with depression in the past. In fact, the rock artist confessed that there was a time when he almost gave up and thought of killing himself.

"I chose to fight for what I wanted. I wanted to have good relationships. I wanted to love the people in my life. I wanted to enjoy my job," he told Will Lavin as per Mirror UK. "I wanted to enjoy being a dad and having friends and just getting up in the morning. Because that was a struggle for me."

Linkin Park just released their seventh studio album, titled "One More Light," in May.

Bennington specifically said that the release was very "personal" to them. Their songs "Heavy" and "Halfway Right" were co-written by the late singer. Both songs talk about trying to survive while struggling to slow things down.

“It’s hard. You know? Instinctively I want to make the river flow where I want it to flow and I want to make the water be calm when I want it to be calm.

It takes a lot of patience to just let things happen as they’re happening and just ride it out," the vocalist said of the album.

Bennington added "One More Light" was created for all of them to move forward from what they have dealt in the past. He proudly said that there is "hopefulness" and "sense of moving on" which was inspired by their personal experiences.

The Linkin Park singer even admitted that he was at his lowest point in life until they started working on their new album. "It was all stuff that I had control over but even though I felt differently at the time," he added.

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