Sad news to report from the music world. Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has reportedly committed suicide at age 41, reports TMZ.

A law enforcement source told the website that the singer purportedly hanged himself in his private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles just before 9 a.m. PT on Thursday (July 20). Bennington was the father of six children from from two different wives.

Bennington struggled with drug and alcohol addictions at various times during his life and was a close friend to the late rocker Chris Cornell, who himself committed suicide by hanging in May. Ironically, today would have been Cornell's 53rd birthday.

Linkin Park was influential nu-metal band that garnered several chart-topping hits including "One Step Closer," "In the End" and "Crawling" (from their diamond-selling 1996 debut album, Hybrid Theory). The group will later teamed up with JAY-Z for their 2004 collaborative EP, Collision Course.

Reps for Linkin Park have no comment on the matter. The story is still developing.

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