According to TMZ, Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has committed suicide,

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that the singer hanged

himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County. His body was discovered Thursday just before 9 a.m.Chester was married with 6 children from 2 wives.

Chester was very close with Chris Cornell, who himself committed suicide by hanging in May.

The singer struggled with drugs and alcohol for years. He had said in the past he had considered committing suicide because he had been abused as a child by an older male.