Family and friends of Linkin Park’s lead singer Chester Bennington are still shocked over his suicide because he didn’t seem depressed or going through mental health issues before he killed himself. More puzling is that he bought his new family home just one month ago. Read the TMZ report below..
The Linkin Park frontman bought the Palos Verdes Estates house for $2.5 million back in June. The 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom house is in an affluent part of L.A. County famous for pristine neighborhoods and an excellent public school system.
Everything about the 3,956 square foot pad says family home — special nook perfect for game night, 3 outdoor decks, an expansive backyard with a spa and swimming pool.
The purchase falls in line with what Chester’s LP bandmates said — that he’d spoken excitedly about future plans. Buying the perfect place for his family, but then taking his life there a month later just doesn’t add up.
The Benningtons closed on the house 8 days after Chris Cornell’s suicide … leading some close friends to believe Chester’s suicide decision was sudden and fueled by his grief.
His death investigation has also turned up no obvious signs of drug use … TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us investigators found no illegal drugs or prescription drugs while searching the home following Chester’s suicide. As we reported … there was a partially drunk bottle of alcohol in the bedroom where he was found hanging.
The Linkin Park frontman was open about his drug abuse issues — acid, meth, crack and more. His bandmates were well aware of his demons, and he credited his bandmates for staging an intervention.
It’s unclear if Chester had any drugs in his system at the time of death.Toxicology results are pending.