Fans around the world are grief-stricken over reports that Linkin Park鈥檚 Chester Bennington has died by an apparent suicide. According to TMZ and Variety, the 41-year-old singer was found unresponsive at a private residence in LA County today just before 9am.

Linkin Park's Chester Bennington Dies at 41

Bennington was the father of six children. He was also a close friend of musician Chris Cornell, who died by suicide earlier this year. Today would have been Cornell鈥檚 53rd birthday.

An outpouring of shock and grief has already flooded Twitter.

RIP, Chester Bennington. Our thoughts go out to his family.

If you or someone you know is struggling, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

(h/t TMZ; photos via D Dipasupil/Getty)