Hollywood, Music World React to Chester Bennington's Death

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The Linkin Park frontman died by "possible suicide" on Thursday morning.

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died at age 41 on Thursday morning.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office said that it was on the scene at the singer's Palos Verdes estate investigating a "possible suicide." The band had just released its seventh studio One More Light, and was embarking on an extensive North American tour this summer and in the fall.

The singer struggled with drug and alcohol addictions at various times during his life. His band had a string of hits over nearly two decades, with their debut album Hybrid Theory going diamond in album sales.

Linkin Park bandmember Mike Shinoda confirmed the news in a tweet: "Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one." Later in the day, the band posted a photo of Bennington in remembrance.

"Chester was one of the kindest men I've had on my show. My heart breaks for his family and friends. He will be missed terribly," tweeted late-night host Jimmy Kimmel.

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx also remembered Bennington, tweeting, "I am in tears. Chester just told me how happy he was… He was such a sweet and talented man… I feel so sad for his family, band mates and fans."

Bennington was remembered by fellow artists, musicians, actors and fans following the news of his death.

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