Disturbing Details About Chester Bennington’s Suicide
On Thursday morning, Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington was found dead at his home in Los Angeles.
TMZ reports Bennington was found hanging from a door separating his bedroom from his closet, which was similar to how his close friend Chris Cornell took his own life in May. Cornell was discovered hanging from a door dividing the bedroom from the bathroom in a hotel room.
Bennington was scheduled to attend a photo shoot with his Linkin Park bandmates a few hours after he was found by a housekeeper with a belt around his neck. The band was also planning to go on tour next week.
Law enforcement sources reveal that there was a partially empty bottle of alcohol found at the site where Bennington died, but there were no drugs discovered.
A close pal told RadarOnline, "Yes, he did struggle with addiction issues, but everyone thought that he had it licked. He seemed to be at a good place in his life. It is just so tragic and there are no words."
In his last interview, Bennington opened up about his struggles with his inner demons, telling The Mirror, "For me personally, when we first started working on this record I was coming out of the darkest time of my life and it was all sh*t that I was doing to myself. It was all stuff that I had control over... even though I felt differently at the time."
He added, "I came to a point in my life where I was like, 'I can either just give up and f**king die or I can f**king fight for what I want.' And I chose to fight for what I wanted. I wanted to have good relationships. I wanted to love the people in my life. I wanted to enjoy my job."
After his death, Linkin Park bandmate Mike Shinoda tweeted, "Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.”
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RIP to Chester Bennington and my sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and the Linkin Park family. Truly unique, humble frontman.