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Linkin Park’s lead singer Chester Bennington this night chose to take his own life by hanging. He is survived by his wife and six children. There’s not a whole lot we can say that hasn’t already been said in the tweet above.

Bennington was close friends with Sound Garden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell with whom he sang the occasional duet. He committed suicide two months ago. Bennington performed “Hallelujah” at his funeral.

The last video below is a 5-month-old interview in which Bennington enthusiastically emphasised the importance of “having a perspective”. Painful stuff. Rest in peace man, and thanks for everything.