Linkin Park Front-man, Chester Bennington, Dead At 41 From Apparent Suicide

Linkin Park Front-man, Chester Bennington, Dead At 41 From Apparent Suicide

Linkin Park Front-man, Chester Bennington, Dead At 41 From Apparent Suicide on Thursday according to a spokesperson for the LA County Coroner.

He was  41.

The coroner’s office was called out to a home in Palos Verdes Estates shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday. Authorities said they were possibly considering it as a suicide.

Bennington’s band got success in 2000 with their album “Hybrid Theory” with Bennington’s heartfelt and warm vocals leading him to the top.

His voice was fueled by pain and suffering.

Bennington was open about his disturbed life, that he starts smoking after his parents divorced when he was about 11 years old, which rise to cocaine and drugs.

He also suffered sexual abuse as a child, he said.

“When I was young, getting beaten up and pretty much raped was no fun,” he told The Guardian in 2011. “No one wants that to happen to you and honestly, I don’t remember when it started.”

Spotting a photo of himself as a child at his mother’s house from around the time of the abuse brought it all back, Bennington recalled.

“I remember that stuff happening to me at that stage and even thinking about it now makes me want to cry,” he said. “My God, no wonder I became a drug addict. No wonder I just went completely insane for a little while.”

The group enjoyed cross-over success with the 2004 mash up “Numb/Encore” which combined their song “Numb” with rapper Jay-Z’s “Encore.”

The single was featured on a collaborative album, “Collision Course,” and won a Grammy award for best rap collaboration in 2006.

The news caused an outpouring of grief among celebrities, especially coming so soon on the heels of the death of Sound garden front man Chris Cornell, who committed suicide in May, and he was a close friend of Bennington’s.

Linkin Park Front-man, Chester Bennington, Dead At 41 From Apparent Suicide

Bennington had reportedly performed Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at Cornell’s memorial service.

Linkin Park Frontman, Chester Bennington, Dead At 41
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Bennington’s bandmate Mike Shinoda tweeted, “Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.”

Late night host Jimmy Kimmel wrote, “Chester was one of the kindest men I’ve had on my show”.

The band’s most recent record, “One More Light” arrived in May and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart. The band was currently on tour and scheduled to play a concert Thursday night in Mansfield, Mass.

Celebrities Tweets about Linkin Park Front-man, Chester Benningtone:

  • Mike Shinoda, one of the band’s founders, spoke on behalf of the group in a tweet. “Shocked and heartbroken,” he wrote, adding that the band will be issuing a statement.
  • Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.

 

  • Chester was one of the kindest men I’ve had on my show. My heart breaks for his family and friends. He will be missed terribly.

 

  • no words. so heartbroken. RIP Chester Bennington.

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