American singer, songwriter and lead act of Nu metal rock band, Linkin Park,\u00a0Chester Charles Bennington, is dead.\r\n\r\nThe 41-year-old was found lifeless inside his private residence\u00a0on Thursday\u00a0morning in the Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles.\r\n\r\nHis housekeeper discovered his body around\u00a09:00 a.m.\r\n\r\nThe death, which was confirmed by the Los Angeles County coroner, is being treated as a suspected suicide case.\r\n\r\nAccording to reports, the news of Mr. Bennington\u2019s death came on the day of his late friend, Chris Cornell\u2019s birthday.\r\n\r\nCornell, 52, the lead singer of\u00a0<em>Soundgarden<\/em>\u00a0and\u00a0<em>Audioslave<\/em>\u00a0had also reportedly killed himself in May.\u00a0 Bennington had honoured him with a performance at his funeral.\r\n\r\nOn October 24, 2000, Linkin Park released their debut album,\u00a0<em>Hybrid Theory,\u00a0<\/em>which gained the band prominence on the music scene.\r\n\r\nFrom 2013 to 2015,\u00a0Bennington\u00a0was also the lead singer for Dead by Sunrise and Stone Temple Pilots.\r\n\r\nA father of six, Bennington was born on March 20, 1976 in Phoenix, Arizona.\r\n\r\nHe got married to his first wife, Samantha Marie Olit, in October 1996 but they later divorced in 2005. In 2006, he married former Playboy model, Talinda.\r\n\r\nThe shock of his death was evident in a tweet by his former band-mate, Mike Shinoda.\u00a0\u00a0He said \u201c<a href="https:\/\/twitter.com\/mikeshinoda\/status\/888112045190561793">Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one<\/a>.\u201d\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/mikeshinoda\/status\/888112045190561793\r\n\r\nReactions have continued to pour from fans and celebrities worldwide as they expressed the blow his demise has caused.\r\n\r\nBarbadian pop sensation, Rihanna, in a recent Instagram post said \u201c😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢\u00a0Literally\u00a0<a href="https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BWx1hCWDYZX\/">the most impressive talent I've ever seen live<\/a>! Vocal beast!<a href="https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/explore\/tags\/RIPChester\/">#RIPChester<\/a>\u00a0<a href="https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/explore\/tags\/LinkinPark\/">#LinkinPark<\/a>\u201d.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BWx1hCWDYZX\/\r\n\r\nAward winning American rapper, Chance the Rapper tweeted \u201c<a href="https:\/\/twitter.com\/chancetherapper\/status\/888103270706819073">RIP Chester. Tragic ending. Condolences his family and friends and Linkin Park\u00a0🙏🏾<\/a>\u201d\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/chancetherapper\/status\/888103270706819073\r\n\r\nAsides the successful release of the groundbreaking body of work, Hybrid Theory, they released the following albums,\u00a0<em><a href="https:\/\/en.wikipedia.org\/wiki\/Meteora_%28album%29">Meteora<\/a><\/em>\u00a0(2003),\u00a0<em><a href="https:\/\/en.wikipedia.org\/wiki\/Minutes_to_Midnight_%28Linkin_Park_album%29">Minutes to Midnight<\/a><\/em>\u00a0(2007),\u00a0<em><a href="https:\/\/en.wikipedia.org\/wiki\/A_Thousand_Suns">A Thousand Suns<\/a><\/em>\u00a0(2010),\u00a0<em><a href="https:\/\/en.wikipedia.org\/wiki\/Living_Things_%28Linkin_Park_album%29">Living Things<\/a><\/em>\u00a0(2012),\u00a0<em><a href="https:\/\/en.wikipedia.org\/wiki\/The_Hunting_Party_%28album%29">The Hunting Party<\/a><\/em>\u00a0(2014), and just recently before his death,\u00a0<em><a href="https:\/\/en.wikipedia.org\/wiki\/One_More_Light">One More Light<\/a><\/em>\u00a0\u00a0in May 2017.\r\n\r\nMr. Bennington was said to have battled with drug and alcohol addiction.