Hello my friends. I suppose there's no way of putting it more straightforward than that title. Chester Bennington was found today dead, an apparent suicide by hanging. Despite presenting as a funny, friendly and optimistic person, he was very troubled by things like drug and alcohol abuse and no doubt, the recent death of his friend Chris Cornell.

Although now I like Linkin Park much less than I did a few years back, I still have incredible amounts of respect for them. There are the classic jokes about LP having teen angsty lyrics, but their work honestly helped countless teenagers and young adults through hard times and produced a decent amount of great music and had undeniable success. Personally, they were the ones that got me into rock, which got me into metal and from there...almost everything. For that they have my eternal gratitude. Rest in peace, Chester.