Linkin Park: lead Singer Chester Bennington Found Dead in Apparent Suicide


Published on Jul 20, 2017 by News NOW

Chester Bennington, the lead singer of the rock band Linkin Park, was found dead Thursday according to a spokesman 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 treating the case as a possible suicide.
Bennington’s band found success in 2000 with their album “Hybrid Theory” with Bennington’s heartfelt vocals leading the way.
That voice, it turned out, was fueled by anguish.
Bennington was open about his troubled life, including an introduction to smoking pot after his parents divorced when he was 11, which escalated to cocaine and methamphetamine use.

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  1. If marijuana leads to cocaine and methamphetamines, why don’t I feel the urge to powder my nose?

    Divorced parents aren’t really that traumatizing unless you’re really really soft and squishy or apt to melt in temperatures over 32F.

    Sure it hurts but jeez…41 and still upset?

    They’re just not letting a good crisis go to waste.

  2. Maybe he couldn’t stand the sound of his own voice. I know I sure could not listen to more than 2 of his songs without ending up gritting my teeth and taking a couple aspirin.

    Actually, I had to go listen to some of his music to even know who he was as well as the band. Obviously not my musical genre.

    I feel for those he left behind.

    1. Lincoln park was one of the bands that got me to tune out of pop music, that said I listen to stuff most people would not like.

  3. “Bennington was friends with Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, who committed suicide in May. Bennington performed “Hallelujah” at Cornell’s memorial service at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Thursday would have been Cornell’s 53rd birthday.
    In an open letter to Cornell after his death, Bennington wrote: ‘Thoughts of you flooded my mind and I wept. I’m still weeping, with sadness, as well as gratitude. … Your voice was joy and pain, anger and forgiveness, love and heartache wrapped up into one.’
    Bennington is survived by his wife Talinda Bennington and his six children.”

    https://www.aol.com/article/entertainment/2017/07/20/linkin-park-singer-chester-bennington-commits-suicide-at-41/23039903/

    http://variety.com/2017/music/news/chester-bennington-appreciation-linkin-park-1202502002/

    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-linkin-park-chester-bennington-obit-20170720-story.html

  4. I’m skeptical every time the media reports a celebrity commited suicide by hanging. People don’t hang themselves on door knobs. Chris Cornell for example and Robin Williams…what they do with straps and ligatures on door knobs and from doors is auto-erotic asphyxiation. Idiots, every one.

    1. Interesting, I’ve never heard of such a thing, but certainly don’t doubt it exits.
      The dude definitely needed help, that I do know.

  5. A permanent solution to a temporary problem

    Hey I get it , it’s tuff out here
    But we don’t need any quitters

  6. Linkin Park, and now Coldplay and One Direction…folks, rock and roll died with the end of Green Day in the early 2000s, right around the time Linkin Park took over.

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