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Reports: Chester Bennington Has Died

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  1. Melody Bot Jul 20, 2017
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    TMZ is reporting that Chester Bennington of Linkin Park has died:

    Law enforcement sources tell us the singer hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County. His body was discovered Thursday just before 9 AM.

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  2. Selkies

    That guy looks familiar

    Holy shit.
  3. xenoabe


    Holy shit.
  4. esposimi

    Regular Prestigious

    Can we trust TMZ? I haven't seen this on any other news sources yet.
  5. Brent

    Trusted Prestigious

    Still seeing a lot of people saying this is fake... hopefully so. Terribly sad if true.
  6. Kingjohn_654

    Longtime Sunshine Prestigious

    The first screams I ever heard and enjoyed in music were his. RIP.
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  7. devenstonow


    TMZ's is like, one of the most reliable sources for stuff like this
  8. redwing91007

    Next Show - Foals April 22nd

    This hit hard. I knew he had been taking a lot of heat lately and wasn't taking it well but never in a million years did I see this coming. One of the vocalists that shaped my music tastes...fuck. RIP Chester.

    Seen this widely reported, don't think it's fake for those wondering.
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  9. Eva89

    Trusted Prestigious

    Heartbreaking, absolutely heartbreaking.
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  10. House Of Wolves


    Hero. He had all the qualities of a great frontperson. My favorite performances of his are "A Place For My Head (Live in Texas)", "Don't Stay", "Burning In The Skies", "One More Light" and especially "Nobody Can Save Me".
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  11. DerekIsAGooner

    So assuming that this weekend...

    Fucking hell. This is horrible. "Hybrid Theory" was a key album for me when I was a young teenager. I can't stress how important it is to tell those around you how much you love them whenever you can.
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  12. moura


    I legit was waiting for one of those "pranked you" pages to come up when clicked it on Facebook... I truly enjoyed going to Projekt Revolution for the mid-late 2000 years... RIP Chester.
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  13. esposimi

    Regular Prestigious

    Only other place I have seen is reported was from HuffPost, but even they were going off the TMZ report.

    Another edit, looks like KROQ is now confirming it too. I would trust them.
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  14. SmithBerryCrunch

    Trusted Prestigious

    Really terrible news. LP was my first favorite band and I'll always love them, even if my music tastes have shifted a bit. Such a great vocalist. RIP
  15. justin.

    請叫我賴總統 Supporter

    RIP. Just another example that no matter how much fame or money you have, you're never guaranteed happiness.
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  16. redwing91007

    Next Show - Foals April 22nd

    Going through the articles I saw and it seems like most of them cite TMZ. That being said, TMZ is super credible when it comes to this type of news.
  17. Spenny


    Shit, super sad news. RIP Chester :(
  18. Shrek

    can't be made fun of Prestigious

    This is just tragic.
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  19. Brent

    Trusted Prestigious

    Wasn't he broke/bankrupt?
  20. failinginplace


    what in the fuck.
  21. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    Like I'm sure a lot of other people here, Linkin Park was my first favorite band... this hits hard. Honestly don't know what to say, I can't believe it.
  22. wordzanddreamz

    and a millions screams...

    Apparently today is Chris Cornell's birthday. That probably played into this bit. Very sad.
  23. Shrek

    can't be made fun of Prestigious

    Took the words right out of my mouth. On paper, he has a hell of a life, with the biggest shows of the band's career coming up.

    No matter how good things are, addiction, depression, and similar mental health issues can always be worse. Incredibly sad that he couldn't keep up the fight against his.
  24. domotime2

    Great Googly Moogly Supporter

    i mean.... holy shit
  25. Iain


    Fuck! I cant believe it. I know this might sound insensitive, but this is probably one of the first celebrity deaths in a while thats bummed me out.

    Repeating what everyone has said above, shaped my music tastes.