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Chester Bennington dead: Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda 'shocked and heartbroken' at death of singer

Tributes pour in for frontman

FILE JULY 20: Musician Chester Bennington of Linkin Park has died July 20, 2017 at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
FILE JULY 20: Musician Chester Bennington of Linkin Park has died July 20, 2017 at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
FILE JULY 20: Musician Chester Bennington of Linkin Park has died July 20, 2017 at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
FILE JULY 20: Musician Chester Bennington of Linkin Park has died July 20, 2017 at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
FILE JULY 20: Musician Chester Bennington of Linkin Park has died July 20, 2017 at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
FILE JULY 20: Musician Chester Bennington of Linkin Park has died July 20, 2017 at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
FILE JULY 20: Musician Chester Bennington of Linkin Park has died July 20, 2017 at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
FILE JULY 20: Musician Chester Bennington of Linkin Park has died July 20, 2017 at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
File photo dated 14/06/14 of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington who has died, the Los Angeles County coroner has said. Lewis Stickley/PA Wire
File photo dated 14/06/14 of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington who has died, the Los Angeles County coroner has said. Lewis Stickley/PA Wire
File photo dated 14/06/14 of Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda with Chester Bennington who has died, the Los Angeles County coroner has said. Lewis Stickley/PA Wire
File photo dated 22/08/03 of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington who has died, the Los Angeles County coroner has said. Yui Mok/PA Wire
File photo dated 14/06/14 of Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda with Chester Bennington (right) who has died, the Los Angeles County coroner has said. Lewis Stickley/PA Wire
File photo dated 22/08/03 of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington who has died, the Los Angeles County coroner has said. Yui Mok/PA Wire
File photo dated 29/05/12 of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington who has died, the Los Angeles County coroner has said. Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
File photo dated 04/07/11 of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington who has died, the Los Angeles County coroner has said. Matthew Baker/PA Wire

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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