Chester Bennington aged 41 , the lead singer of the rockband Linkin Park, was found dead Thursday according to a spokesman for the LA County Coroner.
The coroner's office was called out to a home in Palos Verdes Estates shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday. Authorities said they were treating the case as a possible suicide.
Bennington's band found success in 2000 with their album "Hybrid Theory" with Bennington's heartfelt vocals leading the way.
That voice, it turned out, was fueled by anguish.
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.
Bennington has six children from two relationships.
Linkin Park's latest album, "One More Light," was released in May. The band was set to kick off a tour in Boston next week.