Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has died age 41 in a suspected suicide, the Los Angeles County coroner has said.
American website TMZ first reported the news, saying the singer's body had been found at a private residence in LA.
LA county coroner Brian Elias confirmed that law enforcement had responded to reports of a death in the Palos Verdes Estates area in LA.
Mr Elias confirmed that the death is being treated as a possible suicide, but added that it is still under investigation.
The band recently released their seventh album, One More Light. They released their first album, Hybrid Theory in 2000.
Bennington is married and has six children.
Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda has said he is "shocked and heartbroken" at the death of the band's frontman.
Shinoda tweeted: "Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one."
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