According to published reports from TMZ, Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington was found dead this morning. They report that Bennington had hung himself. He was discovered around 9am local time.

Bennington leaves behind a wife and 6 children.

Over the last few years, Bennington has opened up about his struggles in life with drugs and alcohol. The recent death of his friend, Chris Cornell appeared to deeply impact him. Today would have been Cornell's 53rd birthday.

Bennington was 41.