"Linkin Park" band members Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, Dave Farrell and Mike Shinoda have expressed their "grief and denial" in relation to the death of frontman, Chester Bennington, on their Facebook page. 41-year-old Bennington was found four days ago in his home, Palos Verdes, shortly before 9 am. The Los Angeles coroner has since confirmed Bennington's cause of death as suicide by hanging. Bennington wrestled with drugs and alcohol during his lifetime and openly spoke about his struggles with depression. It is reported that a bottle of alcohol was found inside the room where Bennington died, but it is not believed that any drugs were involved.

No suicide note is believed to have been left behind by the singer.

Band pays tribute to frontman on Facebook after devastating loss

Earlier today "Linkin Park" paid tribute to frontman Chester Bennington by releasing a statement on Facebook. In the statement, the band expressed their ongoing difficulties in coming to terms with the singer's death. The band has said that their "hearts are broken" and that they are still dealing with "shockwaves of grief and denial". Speaking about Bennington, the band said that the space he has left behind will never be filled and that they're "trying to remind ourselves that the demons who took you away from us were always part of the deal". Bennington spoke candidly about his ongoing battle with mental health and depression throughout his career and the band have credited his strength and openness about it all when writing music, saying he "fearlessly put them on display" and "it was the way you sang about those demons that made everyone fall in love with you in the first place".

Singer's death has left behind "grief and denial"

"Linkin Park" have also expressed in their statement that they do not know what the future holds for them in terms of music but that their "love for making and performing music is inextinguishable". They credit Bennington with contributing positively to their lives and careers, thanking him for this and saying they miss him dearly.

Bennington's family and bandmates have conveyed their shock over his death as they believed he was doing well and in a good place. During one of his final interviews with Will Lavin, Bennington spoke about his grapple with depression saying, "I came to a point in my life where I was like, 'I can either just give up and f****** die or I can f****** fight for what I want'".

Bennington is survived by his wife, Talinda Ann Bentley, and his six children. "Linkin Park" have created a suicide prevention site following the singer's death for those who are thinking about harming themselves.

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