Singer Chester Bennington, whose nü-metal band Linkin Park was ubiquitous in the 2000s, has died at 41, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's office confirms.

Brian Elias, the agency's chief of operations, confirmed Bennington’s death. He said the case is being investigated as a possible suicide but could not provide details other than that the coroner was called to a private home in Palos Verdes Estates in the southern part of the county shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday.

His bandmate, Mike Shinoda, provided confirmation as well via Twitter: "Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true." He didn't go into specifics but promised an official statement was forthcoming.

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Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) July 20, 2017
Linkin Park released a new album, One More Light, on May 19, just one day after the suicide of Bennington's friend and role model, Chris Cornell. Bennington performed at the May funeral for Cornell, who would have turned 53 on Thursday.

Bennington, known for his raw, raging vocals, endured an on-and-off battle with addiction to drugs and alcohol, a subject he discussed candidly in many interviews and mined with his music in hits like Crawling: "Crawling in my skin / These wounds they will not heal / Fear is how I fall / Confusing what is real."

Bennington was married twice: first to Samantha Marie Olit (1996 to 2005), with whom he had one son; and Talinda Ann Bentley from 2011, whom he wed in 2011. They had three children, a son and twin daughters. He also had two other children from a previous relationship.

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Contributing: The Associated Press