The whole world mourned when the news broke that Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was found dead on July 20 in his private residence in Los Angeles.
Bennington, 41, was reported to commit suicide after an employee found the singer hanging in his bedroom on Thursday.
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The music icon had shared his struggles with drug and alcohol addiction, as well as depression in an earlier interview this year with Music Choice. “My whole life, I’ve just felt a little off … I find myself getting into these patterns of behaviour or thought – especially when I’m stuck up here [in my head]; I like to say that, ‘This is like a bad neighbourhood, and I should not go walking alone.’”
Meanwhile, Linkin Park officially canceled their tour this coming October in North America.
“We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington,” tour promoter Live Nation said in a statement on Friday. “The Linkin Park One More Light North American Tour has been canceled and refunds are available at point of purchase. Our thoughts go out to all those affected.”
On the other hand, the band has not yet released an official statement following Bennington’s death by suicide on Thursday.