Chester Bennington, the front man of the famous rock band Linking Park, committed suicide just at the age of 41. He was one of the most influential artists during the late 90’s. He and his band Linking Park soon rose to fame after their first album, “Hybrid Theory”, which was nominated for the Grammy. Their second album, “Meteora”, has sold over 27 million copies all over.
Chester also appeared as the front man for “Stone Temple Pilots” from 2013 to 2015.
Chester was struggling with his addiction problem for many years, and many suspects this to be the reason behind his unnatural death. He was found hanging in his private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles County at approximately 9 am Thursday. Twitter is flooded with messages from all over. Millions of people and celebrities have expressed their grief and sorrow on the social networking sites.
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
A few days back, Chester made a tribute to his old pal Chris Cornell, the lead vocal of Soundgarden and Audioslave, who apparently also committed suicide this May. Coincidentally, 20 July was also the birthday of Chris Cornell.
Chester Bennington left behind his beloved wife, Talinda Ann Bentley and their six children, Jaime, Isaiah, Draven, Tyler Lee and twins Lily and Lila.
R.I.P Chester Bennington. You will be missed. You have left us numb in the end.