We are all so numb!
Chester Bennington, the ferocious lead singer with a piercing voice for the platinum-selling hard rock band Linkin Park, dies aged 41. The singer is no more with us, as he is found dead in his home near Los Angeles.
Brian Elias, who is the chief of operations for the LA County coroner’s office was the one to confirm the news of the travesty and said it was being investigated upon as a possible suicide.
Bennington is now survived by his family including his wife Talinda Bentley, a schoolteacher and former model; who he married back in 2006 and his six children.
His bandmate and close friend Mike Shinoda, who also is the co-founder of Linkin Park, shared a grievous tweet on behalf of the entire band.
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
Chester Bennington, who released seven albums with Linkin Park, was one of the influential vocalists going around. Their most recent album entitled “One More Light,” was released in May this year and debuted at the deserved No. 1 on the Billboard album chart.
Linkin Park was all set to start their tour with a concert on July 27 in Mansfield, Mass.
Caption: Linkin Park performing- One More Light at Milano Festival 2017, Published on Jun 28, 2017.
Bennington also played in a side project called; Dead by Sunrise and joined Stone Temple Pilots as its lead singer after vocalist Scott Weiland split with the band in 2013.
Ironically, he died on the same day on which late Soundgarden singer and his close friend Chris Cornell would have turned 53.
“I can’t imagine a world without you in it, I pray you find peace in the next life.”
Chester had performed Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” along with Brad Delson at Cornell’s funeral.
Caption: Chester & Brad perform 'Hallelujah' at Chris Cornell's funeral.
Published on May 26, 2017.
Chester, however, was often verbal about his struggles with drinking and drugs. In an interview in 2009, he opened up about how those addictions had fueled him for his classic hits.
“I have been able to tap into all the negative things that can happen to me throughout my life by numbing myself to the pain, so to speak, and kind of being able to vent it through my music,”
He further added,
“I don’t have a problem with people knowing that I had a drinking problem. That’s who I am, and I’m kind of lucky in a lot of ways ′cause I get to do something about it.”
Sad to know that, someone who always made people enjoy his music and take inspiration in life; is now gone. We would like to send our regards to the family of Chester and pray that his soul gets eternal rest in heaven!#American Singer #Linkin Park #Talinda Ann Bentley #Chris Cornell