And the world stopped for me this morning. The latest tragic news is Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has committed suicide, by hanging. TMZ is reporting law enforcement discovered Bennington at his private residence just before 9 AM in Palos Verdes Estates, in L.A. County.
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Chester was married with 6 children, from 2 different wives. It is also said Chester struggled with drugs and alcohol for a lot years. He’s also mentioned suicide in the past, stemming from being abused as a child by an older male.
Chris Cornell, who recently committed suicide by hanging in May, was also good friends with Chester. On the day of Chris’s suicide, Chester wrote an open letter to him.
Linkin Park has been very successful over the years, with a string of hits including “In the End” and “Crawling.” Linkin Park successfully crossed music genres, even doing a sick collaboration with Jay-Z.
Linkin Park’s album, “Meteroa,” was absolutely one of the biggest alternative albums in music history. Today is a sad day indeed, as we have lost one of my generation’s most talented and influential artists. Bennington was only 41 years old.
Today is a sad day indeed, as we have lost one of my generation’s most talented and influential artists. Bennington was only 41 years old.