The leader of the group Linkin Park Chester Bennington hanged himself in his house exactly two years ago – his body was found July 20, 2017. Why Chester Bennington decided to commit suicide and I wanted to say the last song – know only to him.
The death of a singer of the legendary band Linkin Park Chester Bennington shocked millions of fans around the world. The musician has long struggled with drug and alcohol addiction. Earlier he told me he thought about suicide, because in his childhood he was bullied a grown man. It is also known that the musician has long been in depression.
On the same day – July 20, 2017 – on the official YouTube channel of the group presented the video of “Talking To Myself”, which still managed to play the late Chester Bennington. Just one day music video “Talking To Myself” was viewed over six million times, now it was viewed more than 100 million times.
What I wanted to say Chester Bennington before he decided to take this step, nobody knows.
Watch video Linkin Park – Talking To Myself (Official Video):
Facts from the life of Chester Bennington
Chester Bennington born March 20, 1976 and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. Himself in his childhood and school years he described it as “crazy bully”.
The first musical instrument Bennington was the piano. To sing he began his youth. The work of the Chester was influenced by bands like Loverboy, Foreigner and Rush.
Instead of paying for the training, Chester secretly attended a couple of Arizona State University, but the diploma was never received.
His first wife Samantha of Chester met in the days when I worked at Burger King. Then he was so poor that couldn’t buy a ring, so the couple just put them on the ring finger. They broke up after eight years of marriage. Son Draven Sebastian Bennington lived with his mother.
Chester Bennington with his first wife
In his youth due to his poverty Chester could afford only a single mode of transport – skateboard. Richer, he bought an expensive car, but soon sold it on eBay and gave the money to the animal shelter Take Me Home.
The first major project of Bennington was the band Grey Daze, a singer of which he was from 1993 to 1997. During this time they even managed to record a couple of albums, but due to disagreements in the band Chester was forced to leave the band.
In 1999, the group Xero, which was looking for a new singer, they sent Chester a demo version of their song and asked to sing it. Chester recorded a new demo and lost it to Xero over the phone, after which he was urgently invited to Los Angeles.
Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda
The idea of a new name, Xero is also required to Bennington. First, he suggested Lincoln Park, because his house was close to Lincoln Park. However, due to the fact that Internet domain www.linkolnpark.com was already occupied, the group changed its name to Linkin Park.
In March 2004, Chester underwent a serious operation in his eyes. Before the surgery he wore glasses, without whom the concerts could not see even the first row.
31 Dec 2005 Chester Bennington married the second time – his choice was Talinda Bentley. They adopted two children: eleven-year-old Jamie and a decade of Isaiah. 11 Nov 2011 Talinda gave birth to two girls named Lily and Leela.
Chester Bennington and Bentley Talinda
Chester is also famous for a fan of tattoos and the owner of the network tattoo parlors Tattoo Club.
Quotes Of Chester Bennington
“Those who say that one day you will realize, finally, your dream should remember that “one day” is today. Hardly ever be better”.
Once you think about what other people think of you, and all you cease to be yourself.
Chester Bennington (Archive photo: concert in China, 2015)
“Do not be afraid of those people who can hurt you. Because if you fear life, you will live.”
If you don’t like, no problem! You know why? It makes you cool!
“You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel”.
Chester Bennington (Archive photo: concert in London in 2017)
Love is a feeling that inspires us to become better. It is the thing that maintains our connection with others. It is the thing which gives us sympathy. This is the thing that gives us the energy for great achievements, and it is the thing you can always rely on when to rely more on that.
“If I’ve learned anything in my life, it’s because money and all this nonsense – absolutely meaningless things. Of course, this is very important because this part of the world in which we live. But what can you get for a million dollars, has never come close in importance to the impact that can have human life on other people.”
Chester Bennington (Archive photo: concert in Berlin, 2017)