Read the emotional farewell letter Chester Bennington wrote Chris Cornell

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington died on the same day his friend, Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell, was born, it has been noted.

Bennington reportedly killed himself by hanging, which has shocked the music community. He was 41.

Los Angeles County coroner spokesman Brian Elias said Thursday, July 20, that investigators are looking into his death as an apparent suicide, The Associated Press reported.

When Cornell died in May, Bennington wrote an emotional letter to him.

In a statement on Thursday, Cornell’s family said that Bennington was considered like a family member.

“The Cornell family is overwhelmed by the heartbreaking news about Chester Bennington which tragically comes so soon after their family’s own loss,” said a Cornell family representative, AP reported. “They open up their loving arms to Chester’s family and share in the sorrow with all those who loved him.