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TMZ is reporting Chester Bennington, the lead singer of rock group, Linkin Park, dead today. The news comes from LAPD who reportedly found his body Thursday around 9 a.m. It is believed to be suicide from hanging.

The singer struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for years and has expressed suicidal thoughts before.

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Linkin Park is currently on their One More Light World Tour, which will more than likely be canceled with this news. The band’s latest single “Heavy” featuring Kiiara #11 on Billboard’s Adult Top 40.

Their debut album Hybrid Theory (2000) is certified Diamond by RIAA and multi-platinum in several countries. Linkin Park has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and has won two Grammy Awards.

SOURCES: TMZ, Billboard

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