Chester Bennington Could Be Buried Next To Chris Cornell

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Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington might get an eternal resting spot right next to his dear friend, Chris Cornell.
TMZ has learned the burial plot beside Cornell at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery is available … and a source at the cemetery tells us they expect Chester’s family to call about buying it.

Chester was very close with the Soundgarden frontman … he performed “Hallelujah” at his funeral, and had a difficult time coping with his death.

Bennington and Cornell died in eerily similar ways. Bennington also killed himself on what would have been Chris’ 53rd birthday.

Chester Bennington’s suicide was a shock to bandmates, because the group had plans for a photo shoot in Hollywood just hours after the Linkin Park singer was found hanging at his home.

Multiple sources tell TMZ … Chester hanged himself in his bedroom. His body was discovered shortly before 9 AM PT Thursday by a housekeeper.

TMZ were told Chester arrived back in L.A. Wednesday from Arizona, where he and his wife were spending time. She stayed in AZ, but his return suggests the singer took his life Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.

TMZ sources say one of his bandmates showed up at Chester’s Palos Verdes Estates home shortly after police arrived. He said he was driving Chester to the photo shoot and was “absolutely shocked.”

The band also has plans to tour in 1 week, which made the suicide all the more shocking.