Chester Bennington lead singer for rock band Linkin Park has died and his death is being investigated as a possible suicide authorities said Thursday. He was 41. Responding to a call police found Bennington dead Thursday morning at his home in Palos Verdes Estates Xinhua reported while quoting Brian Elias chief of operations for the Los Angeles County coroner's office. The singer battled addictions to drugs and alcohol over the years and acknowledged having contemplated suicide as a youth after being sexually molested. Bennington was close to Soundgarden front man Chris Cornell who died in May of an apparent suicide.