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Linkin Park said Chester Bennington's death 'leaves a void that can never be filled'

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Updated July 24, 2017 11:39 AM EDT

Linkin Park paid tribute to its late singer, Chester Bennington, on Monday on Twitter.

Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, has committed suicide, TMZ reported. He was 41.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Bennington hanged himself at a residence in Palos Verdes Estates, California, and his body was discovered Thursday at 9 a.m.

He had struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for years, according to TMZ.

Bennington was close with former Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell, who hanged himself in May. Today would have been Cornell's 53rd birthday.

Bennington wrote an open letter to Cornell after learning of his passing.

Linkin Park formed in 1996 and released its debut album, "Hybrid Theory" in 2000. The band has since released six more albums, the most recent being this year's "One More Light."

The band's biggest hits include "In the End," "New Divide" and "What I've Done."

Tributes quickly poured in online.

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