When I was in my early teens two bands emerged as the leaders of the era-defining nu metal movement and became the soundtrack to high school rebellion: Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park.
Though very different in style, they ruled the genre on the music channels and radio stations and earned their place in history.
Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linking Park, was found dead at his home in Los Angeles on Thursday morning, a coroner office confirming that his death is being investigated as a suicide.
On Thursday night, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst posted a recent photo of himself with Bennington on Instagram, writing simply: "Gonna miss you".
Bennington, 41, left behind six children and came weeks after fellow alt-rock singer and good friend Chris Cornell killed himself, an event that deeply saddened Bennington.
Around the same time as Durst's post, Linkin Park guitarist Mike Shinoda wrote on Twitter: "Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one."
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