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Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has died at the age of 41. The singer-songwriter died by suicide after battling drug and alcohol problems. Fans and celebrities took to social media to pay tribute to the music icon.

According to TMZ, Bennington “hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County” and was discovered by an employee Thursday morning. Bennington was married and had six children.

CNN reports that Bennington “was open about his troubled life, including an introduction to smoking pot after his parents divorced when he was 11, which escalated to cocaine and methamphetamine use.” He was also sexually abused as a child. “I was getting beaten up and being forced to do things I didn’t want to do. It destroyed my self-confidence,” he revealed in 2008. “The sexual assaults continued until I was 13.” His troubled childhood inspired many of the lyrics on the band’s breakthrough album, “Hybrid Theory.”

Fans and celebrities took to social media to remember Bennington with photos, videos and the lyrics that have meant the most to them. “Just when I thought my heart couldn’t break any more…..I love you T,” Vicky Cornell tweeted. Bennington was very close friends with Chris Cornell, who died by suicide in May—the Soundgarden singer would have celebrated his 53rd birthday today.

Linkin Park bandmate Mike Shinoda also reacted to the news of Bennington’s death on Twitter, writing, “Shocked and heartbroken.” He added that an official statement would later be released.

See how people paid tribute to Bennington below:

Social Media Remembers Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. The Crisis Text Line is also available by texting “CONNECT” to 741741.

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