Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has died by suicide, TMZ reports.
Law enforcement sources said the singer of the nu-metal band was found dead at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A County.
He was discovered Thursday before 9.00am.
Bennington found fame after joining Linkin Park in 1999, a year before they shot to worldwide recognition with the release of Hybrid Theory.
Bandmate Mike Shinoda confirmed the news on his Twitter, saying he was ‘shocked and heartbroken’ at the tragic news.
Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) July 20, 2017
Bennington had recently performed at the memorial service for Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell following his suicide two months ago.
The bands latest album One More Light came out in May. They were set to kick off a tour in Boston next week.
Chester was married. He leaves behind 6 children.
More to follow.