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20th Jul 2017

Music Fans In Mourning As Death Announced Of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington

James Fenton

Music fans across the globe are in shock this evening as the death has been announced of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington.

According to the BBC, the 41-year-old’s body was found at a private home in Los Angeles at 9am local time (5pm Irish time).

It is being reported that the cause of death was suicide. Chester was married to Talinda Bentley and had six children. 

The band were due to start a new tour next week.

Since the tragic news broke, people have been paying their respects online. 

At the turn of the millennium, Chester and his Linkin Park bandmates were at the forefront of the global nu metal movement and his loss will be felt by many here in Ireland and around the world. 

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