Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dies at 41

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HONG KONG, CHINA: Singer Chester Bennington (L) of the US rock band Linkin Park performs in concert at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 17 June 2004. The six-piece outfit were playing their first gig in Hong Kong during a stop on the brief five-city Asian tour. AFP PHOTO/Richard A. BROOKS (Photo credit should read RICHARD A. BROOKS/AFP/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County coroner says Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday. He was 41.

Coroner spokesman Brian Elias says they are investigating Bennington’s death as an apparent suicide but no additional details are available.

“Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true,” said Linkin Park co-founder Mike Shinoda on Twitter.

The group sold 10 million copies of their 2000 debut, “Hybrid Theory,” and then another 4 million with 2003’s multiplatinum “Meteora.” Both albums explored feelings of frustration and fury.

Bennington leaves behind six children from two wives.

Celebrities mourned Bennington on social media:

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