This is quite a shock but Chester Bennington has committed suicide by hanging according to TMZ.

Chester is the frontman of the band Linkin Park which dominated the rock music scene over the years.

“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.” said TMZ.

Apparently, 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.”

It is still unclear why the singer committed suicide. RIP Chester, you will be missed but your music will be forever engraved in our hearts.