Chester Bennington, the lead singer of the rock band Linkin Park, has died at age 41 in what is being investigated as a possible suicide.
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The death was confirmed by Brian Elias, the chief of operations for the Los Angeles County coroner's office, The New York Times reported.
He said law enforcement authorities responded to a call shortly after 9 a.m. Pacific Time and were conducting a death investigation in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles County.
Speaking on behalf the band, Linkin Park co-founder Mike Shinoda said in a tweet: "Shocked and heartbroken," and added that the group will be issuing a statement, The Times reported.
Bennington was open about his struggles with drug and alcohol addiction.
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