He was 41 years old.
It hurts because I know the pain and the agony that can bring on suicide. I also know that this man was an amazing musician. I am not a huge fan of Linkin Park, but I understood their music. One of their most recent hits, Heavy, hit a raw nerve. The lyrics spoke to me in a way that few songs have.
Suicide claims too many of us. It smothers our light and takes away the possibilities that life can bring.
My heart goes out to his family, his friends and those who knew him best.