Linkin Park front man, Chester Bennington, was found dead in L.A. County Thursday morning around 9 am. The Nu Metal rockstar committed suicide by hanging. He is survived by his wife and six children.

Bennington’s suicide comes on the birthday of his friend and fellow rockstar Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, who also took his own life by hanging in May of this year.

Chester Bennington and Linkin Park guitarist performing at Chris Cornell’s funeral

In addition to Linkin Park, Chester was a part of other music groups including Stone Temple Pilots and Dead By Sunrise. Bennington also had acting roles in Crank, Crank: High voltage, Saw 3D, and Artifact. 

We wish his family and friends comfort and peace in the hard days ahead. May his work live on for eternity!